Our partners at Visual Vinyl were also very busy this past summer and fall installing Sensory pathways in 6 new schools throughout the region. This put a smile on many children’s faces as they returned to school and we have feedback that they are in constant use.
This past Christmas, we adopted Central Public School and were able to spread the warmth by providing food baskets and gift cards to help brighten the holidays for 15 families and as well we provided funding to purchase warm outerwear for the school to distribute to those in need.
Through the pandemic we have continued to help children and families through our Small Moments of Joy and Helping Hands programs, and we encourage help bring to our attention anyone who you feel qualifies for and is in need of our help. We are counting on your eyes and ears!
Most recently, a contingent of RK Board Members and guests travelled to Sri Lanka this February for the annual work visit. During their time there they visited 7 sites in Central and Northern Sri Lanka and were able to impact 1000 children and their families. Over 800 backpacks, filled with school supplies, 500 sun hats, 400 food parcels, 300 plush animals and other assorted toys, 200 personal care kits and 60 new sets of bedding, along with pillows and mosquito netting. We thank our community schools, Pet Smart Cornwall and our generous Garden Party Sponsors and attendees, and a variety of personal donors for their contributions which allowed us to do all of this. The children of Sri Lanka thank you!