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.
Monday KKIS volunteers began packing pencil cases with school supplies for the children of Playa del Carmen. Several of the KKIS high school scholarship students joined us, as did employees of Thomas Cook. They were energetic and managed to pack almost 2,000 pencil cases in one day! The Thomas Cook Children’s Charity gave KKIS […]
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 […]
While establishing this year’s KKIS Project budget, we learned that 25% of the school supplies KKIS provides to needy students during the first week of school in August came to us as donations. Please think of doing some dollar store shopping to fill up your suitcase when visiting Playa del Carmen. Then be in touch […]
Below of is the list of school supplies that KKIS needs. Plan to pack a bag and bring it with you to Playa del Carmen. About 1/4 of the school supplies delivered to kids come from in kind donations. 24 Packs of colored pencils White erasers Glue sticks Round or pointed scissors Simple calculators Pencil […]
During the hot summer months many, many hands helped fill KKIS bags with school supplies for the children of Playa del Carmen. Notebooks, pencil cases (filled with pens, pencils, sharpeners, glue sticks, scissors and erasers), geometry sets, pocket folders, packs of colored pencils and packs of colored markers were packed according to grade level. Plastic […]