Project K.I.K.S., Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, having received its I.R.S. tax-exempt determination effective August 3, 2015. this charitable organization has been doing good work in Solano and Napa Counties and internationally since it was founded in 2004.
Project KIKS was the brainchild of Paul Cheatham II, a Yountville Veterans Home member, and Mpho Makhubo who is an HIV & AIDS activist. Then, the primary focus was to provide shoes to disadvantaged children in and around Soweto.
Through the help of dedicated volunteers and generous donations, the program has expanded over the last eight years to include additional services to provide help to a greater number of children and youth in desperate need.
Visit the organization's website to learn more about how Project K.I.K.S. uplifts communities by addressing issues and challenges faced by children, with a specific focus on human rights.
With the recent disasters caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the humanitarian missions of Project K.I.K.S. are needed to help those devastated. Contributions can be made by sending a check to SCF, or online by clicking the 'DONATE' button in the upper right corner of this page.
Motto: "Shoe the Children without Shoes on their Feet"
Project K.I.K.S. work includes:
- Donating new shoes with socks to barefoot, homeless, disadvantaged and orphaned children.
- Donating and installing 500 gallon Poly-Tanks with 500 gallons of safe drinking "bulk water" for schools in Monrovia, Liberia affected by the Ebola Epidemic. "Clean Water for Schools Campaign." Current goal is to provide tanks and water for 100 schools.
- Ebola Prevention Activity, Liberia (EPAL). Consists of outreach, information, training, education and distribution of hygiene supplies. Includes teaching Ebola prevention; hand washing, personal hygiene, and sanitation activities.
- Donating and distributing rice to the blind and starving children.
- Donating and distributing books to elementary schools in order to combat illiteracy.
- Provide shoes to disadvantaged children in the United States and internationally
- Abide by the Child Care Act of the Republic of South Africa;
- Promote awareness of the many challenges facing children in South Africa;
- Encourage people and organizations to provide support to disadvantaged children;
- Raise funds for the purposes of fulfilling the aforementioned objectives.
In July 2009 Project KIKS registered as a Non Profit Organization with South Africa Department of Social Development under registration number: 069-502 NPO. Since its inception Project K.I.K.S. has donated over 1200 pairs of shoes and socks to children within 3 Provinces in South Africa:
- Ikaneng Combined School, Diepkloof, Soweto
- Nkosi's Haven, Alan Manor, Johannesburg
- Ikageng Itireleng AIDS Ministry, Orlando West, Soweto
- Victory Primary School, Mmabatho, North West Province
- Bosele Down, Bela Bela, Limpopo Province