2016 Grant Recipients

KIDS, ANIMALS, LIFE AND DREAMS-2nd Year Grant-$6,000

Agency Background: KALD’S mission is to build mentoring relationships with children and youth in foster care, create self-discovery activities, initiate volunteer opportunities, and help them develop their potential and prepare for a successful future.

Focus of 2016 Grant:  Dreams in Motion, Youth Volunteer Program Transportation by KALD is often the only way many foster teens can gain work experience at all.  Transportation costs are a large expense for KALD.  In 2015 gasoline expenses totaled $1878.99.

Measurable ResultsOf the 31 teens referred last year, 24 of them successfully participated in KALD’S program and volunteered, many of them consistently completing 16 hours of volunteer work per month.  Ten youth have chosen to maintain a long term relationship with the program.  All combined last year’s participating youth competed over 717 hours of volunteer work.

Contact: Mona Hand, Executive Director monajhand@gmail.com