Ki Bois Community Action Foundation
KI BOIS Community Action Foundation, Inc. (KI BOIS CAF) is a multi-purpose community action agency. Its mission is to remain dedicated to eliminating the causes of poverty and bettering the economic, mental, physical and social well being of all people, most importantly the disadvantaged, by utilizing effective coordination and administration of available resources.
Through this project, an estimated 223 Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) volunteers will serve their communities. They will provide services to veterans in a number of settings to help with emergency needs, medical needs and document completion assistance. They will deliver meals to the homebound, prepare taxes, help in classrooms, help with blood drives and Make a Difference Day. They will also assist in disaster preparedness and capacity building by recruiting community volunteers. All of this will be carried out through a network of 61 volunteer stations. Stations include: Disabled American Veterans Centers, Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts, Veterans Administration medical clinics and hospitals, Head Start, senior citizen centers meal delivery, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites, capacity building sites and other community sites. The primary focus area of this project is veterans and military families. At the end of the performance period, RSVP volunteers will have served over 2,450 individuals and their families, improving the quality of their lives, school readiness, disaster recovery, and social support.
KI BOIS CAF is requesting $26,644 in budget support from the Corporation for these activities. KI BOIS CAF will supplement the federal budget support with $29,268.00.