Our mission is to create better futures for children and families in third world and developing countries.
Our vision is one of creating a ripple effect of growing good in the world by supporting positive change for children and families in third-world and developing countries
We value creating joy for children, providing hands-on direct aid, spreading goodwill as Canadians and making a positive difference in the world. We value caring, inclusion, flexibility, partnerships, creating community connectedness, generosity responsiveness, immediacy, compassion and accountability.
About KIDS INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY
In 2000, Adrianne Dartnall and her partner Rick Lennert lost their only child, twenty one year old Danielle, when she was killed by a drunk driver. Devastated by the tragedy they sought to find meaning in their lives and to honour the memory of their daughter, who had wanted to be a teacher and loved children. Since that time Adrianne and Rick have been traveling each year to impoverished villages and communities in developing countries. They volunteer their time and talents working to improve the lives of children and their families living in poverty. In 2004, in response to the interest of more and more people who wanted to donate and be a part of the work they were doing, Adrianne and Rick formed a non-profit organization called Kids International Development Society (K.I.D.S.).