Mission Curakid completed their second project aimed at providing children with supplies they need for school year. The non-profits’ first project in June went so well that they decided to double the effort for the second project.
In this latest venture, they assembled backpacks with school supplies, masks, sanitizer, and Louisville pure tap® reusable bottles for more than 370 kids. The backpacks were funded by donations from individuals and community partners, including Louisville Water. In August, they were given to Volunteers of America, Backside Learning, St. Vincent DePaul, and Change Today to distribute to those in need.
University of Louisville sophomore Karthik Kalvakuri started Mission Curakid to help ensure children in impoverished countries around the world have access to proper healthcare services. But when COVID-19 closed schools and sent the community into isolation, Kalvakuri shifted their focus to young people right here in Jefferson County who needed help right away. Their first project was delivering 150 packs to Portland’s Neighborhood House in June.