P-3467

The Kids Kingdom Orphanage

Description

Financing

Documents

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History Logs

Project Description

Country: Mexico

Location: Ensenada

Total Budget: $8,000

Areas of Focus: Water, sanitation and hygiene, Maternal and child health, Community economic development

Activity Type: Community Development: Construction/Renovation

Summary: Renovation and safety improvements of Kitchen in Kids Kingdom Orphanage near Ensenada, Mexico


The Kids Kingdom (El Reino De Los Niños) is an independent orphanage which is home to 35 children in Maneadero, near Ensenada in Baja California, Mexico. The Kids Kingdom was founded in 1989 by Tomas and Maricela Shockey who to this day continue to live at and dedicate their lives to this orphanage. The Kids Kingdom's mission is to meet the physical, emotional, relational, educational, and spiritual needs of the children that come to the orphanage from backgrounds of abandonment, neglect and abuse. The Kids Kingdom's desire is to see the children mature into responsible adults whose impact on society will be positive and lasting.

The kitchen for the orphanage turns out three meals a day, 7 days a week for at least 40 people. The kitchen was built in 1984 and has not been renovated. It is dilapidated and insufficient to meet the daily demands of the orphanage. Numerous materials are deteriorating, creating unsanitary conditions. Several kitchen components are not built to current code which are pose potentially dangerous conditions.

The directors of the orphanage have meet with a general contractor and come up with a list of items that require current attention. These items, in order of priority are as follows:

1) New tile floor (including 2 floor drains and re-plumbing)

2) New stainless steel food serving countertop (70"x 30")

3) New cabinet drawers (32"H) possibly stainless and stainless steel countertop (41"W x 25"D)

4) New Exhaust Fan for range hood and grease collector (to meet code requirements)

5) Install new sink plumbing including sink faucet with spray head.

6) Refurbish existing upper and lower cabinets

7) Install a roll up Overhead Counter Door for the food serving counter top (to meet code requirements)

8) Push bar for double kitchen entrance doors (to meet code requirements)

9) Rebuild kitchen dining room double doors to open out with push bar (to meet code requirements)

10) Electric work including relocating light switches (Code requirements)

11) Pantry floor tile

12) Remodel food pantry storage cabinets

13) Refurbish Kitchen work table cabinet unit

14) Purchase and install new commercial duel tank deep fryer.

The finances of The Kids Kingdom are overseen by Friends of the Kids Kingdom, a US 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible as provided by the Internal Revenue code and applicable regulations. All funds for this project will go through the Friends of Kids Kingdom.

Depending on the situation with Covid-19, Rancho Santa Fe Rotarians hope to travel to Kids Kingdom to help with painting and other small renovation projects that don't require a special skill.

Kids Kingdom understands that they may not be able to obtain all necessary funding to provide for all items on the above list. They will adjust the project to fit within the funding provided. Rancho Santa Fe Rotary is hoping to partner with other clubs in our district to meet the total funding requirements for this kitchen renovation.

The timeline for the project is estimated at 6 months from receipt of funding.

Project Contact Person

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: Rancho Santa Fe

Primary Contact: Judy Rowles

Email: tisirowles@cox.net

Project Status

Approved
This project is "Approved". This means that the district leadership has reviewed and approved the allocation of district funds for this project. Once the funds from the district have been issued, the status of the project will be changed to "Paid".

Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Rancho Santa Fe (5340)

24-Jun-20

$4,500

$3,500

$8,000

Total

$4,500

$3,500

$8,000

Project Supporting Documents

Project Photos

History Log Entries

24-Jun-20

by Judy Rowles

System Entry: Creation of project page.

1-Jul-20

by Judy Rowles

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

1-Jul-20

by Judy Rowles

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

1-Jul-20

by Judy Rowles

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

1-Jul-20

by Judy Rowles

System Entry: Project signed by Judy Rowles.

2-Jul-20

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Robin Chappelow.

18-Aug-20

by Elana Levens-Craig

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

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