We are a small, grassroots organization and we rely heavily on the support of others in order to advance our mission of supporting children with disabilities (and their families) in Peru and beyond. There are several ways that you can get involved, show your solidarity, and join us in our efforts. Here are just a few:
As a volunteer-run organization, we rely on the solidarity, time and expertise of others in order to continue our work.
We are actively seeking volunteers within Canada (in particular in, but not limited to, the greater Toronto area) in order to help with administrative work, fundraising initiatives and event planning.
We are also looking for volunteers who are either disability advocates and/or professionals with experience in AAC, occupational therapy, assistive technology or teaching children with disabilities, in order to help us develop materials to support families, teachers and professionals in the global south.
Lastly, we have occasional volunteer opportunities for rehabilitation professionals (OT, PT, SLP, ATP) within Peru. For those interested, a minimum stay of two weeks is required (though longer is preferred), as is the investment of some time prior to your trip for education, preparation and planning.
Please get in touch if you are interested in volunteering. You can write us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We receive no government funding and rely exclusively on the solidarity and support of individuals and organizations in order to continue our work. Please consider joining us and showing your solidarity through a financial contribution. As a Canadian registered charity, you will receive a tax receipt for your contribution.
Monthly contributions are particularly welcome, as they are more sustainable and they allow us to better prepare for the year (as we have a better idea of how much funding we’ll have) and to dedicate our time and energy to advancing our grassroots efforts (as oppose to fundraising and constantly seeking additional funds).
If you are a family, company or organization with new or used mobility or rehabilitation equipment that you are not using, please consider donating it to Equip KIDS International. We refurbish and redistribute such equipment to people with disabilities in need (primarily in Peru). Please contact us for more information. (email@example.com)
Activities and events
Upcoming events and activities will be posted here, as well as on our news and events page. Keep your eyes open for news about Fiesta 2018 (a fun evening of salsa in Toronto) and other local events.
Spread the word
One of the easiest things you can do is spread the word. Share information about Equip KIDS’ work with your networks and/or anyone you think might be interested, and help us educate others about the needs and rights of people with disabilities in the global south (developing countries).