This week as KKIS was delivering school supplies, a teacher related a story about a mother who came on Monday, registration day with two girls. She registered only one child. “Why not both?” the teacher asked. “I have money for only one.” the mother replied. “Tomorrow KKIS is giving school supplies to all children in […]
The first morning of Thomas Cook/KKIS bag delivery it rained! The middle school, KoOten, was scheduled and we went forward, loading trucks with boxes filled with bags of school supplies, covering with tarps and many volunteers helped carry them under cover for distribution to every student. A few of the bags are blue (last year’s […]
Many, many volunteer hours have accomplished the task of packing 2,913 KKIS bags with school supplies for public school students in Playa del Carmen over the past three weeks. Pencil cases were packed first with small items such as pens, pencils, pencil sharpeners, erasers, highlighters and glue sticks. These were stored for use in larger […]
Monday KKIS volunteers began packing the big KKIS bags for Gregoria Cob Cob elementary school in Playa del Carmen. These school supplies were donated by the local Playa company Simca Desarrollas. The bags are printed with their logo and the KKIS one also. Our very generous neighbor, Ron, has donated his living room for us […]
Sunday afternoon, August 6, the KKIS Project had a party, an Open House for supporters, volunteers, scholarship students, everybody….
A friend made this short video of the event.
Sunday afternoon, August 6, the KKIS Project had a party, an Open House for supporters, volunteers, scholarship students, everybody…. A friend made this short video of the event.
Thomas Cook employees and KKIS scholars packing bags This week employees of Thomas Cook Travel Agency helped fill KKIS bags with school supplies. Their benevolent arm, Thomas Cook Children’s Charity, granted money for KKIS to buy school supplies this year. Some volunteers spent time in KKIS office back room putting pencils and pens into pencil […]
Come join us at our Open House. Meet the KKIS Board of Directors and other volunteers, mentors and some of our fantastic high school scholarship students. Sunday, August 6 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm at the KKIS office on the northwest corner of Ave. 35 and Calle 32, Col. Gonzalo Guerrero.
The huge order of school supplies which KKIS Project ordered from MAXAR Papeleria are arriving daily. We are still awaiting 12,000 spiral notebooks next week, but most of the other supplies are stored in the KKIS headquarters ready for packing. KKIS bag packing will begin July 31 and continue until Aug. 18. Volunteers will prepare […]
This is the Atkinson family from Utah who raised money to buy school supplies for KKIS by holding bake sales. Bundt cakes were the most requested. All the children attend a school where several classes each day are taught in Chinese. The oldest boy, in 7th grade, is fluent and other two are working […]
Last Fall we were contacted by the local director of the Thomas Cook Travel Agency here in Playa about their agency’s charity, Thomas Cook Children’s Charity, and encouraged to apply. So we did. Our request was for sufficient funds to buy school supplies for 700 students that we would deliver, with the help of their […]