Kinbasket Kids raise money for African children

Thirteen local children have used their artistic talents to raise $500 for children in Africa.

  • Apr. 3, 2012 2:00 p.m.

A group of local children have combined their artistic talent with the hope of helping some needy children in other countries.

According to some of their parents, the idea developed over time since the group went camping last summer.

When the group of children finally got together, 13 friends each drew a special drawing for a charitable calendar.

“We made a calendar and invited a group of friends over. Then we sold them and got money for it,” said Kaleb Sinclair-Hobbs.

The group said the money they raised will go to Africa to help children in need.

The Kinbasket Kids (the name they call themselves) made 100 calendars and have sold almost all of them with a few left for sale at DJ’s Paper Place in Golden.

The kids have raised $500 which will be donated to Save the Children Canada.

The children interviewed all said they enjoyed doing the project because it combined helping other people with their interest in drawing.

The group sold calendars all around the area to several students, local teachers and businesses. Considering the success they had this year, they are looking at doing it again for 2013.

As for the drawings, they each have a meaning to the month in which they were going to be used. “I drew a dragon because it was Chinese New Year,” said Jona Craig whose month was February.

 

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