Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society (KAFS) is a non-profit society, dedicated to empowering Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities in Kamloops and the surrounding area. KAFS offers programs and services for urban Natives, including:· access to healthcare and wellness initiatives, outreach programs for children, youths, adults, elders, and families, childcare, counselling, community-focused programs and spaces, food hamper/nutrition programs, and much more. In other words, KAFS is community mainstay offering all-encompassing services to both Indigenous Urban Peoples, as well as anyone in need.
KAFS is in dire need of a new building. Currently, the existing building infrastructure has aged poorly and is being used beyond the end of it’s lifecycle. In addition, the centre is unable to adapt and expand programs in response to the needs of the local urban Aboriginal community. As a result, KAFS is raising funds to finance the construction of a new Friendship Centre, which in addition to the abovementioned programs, will also include on-site affordable social housing units prioritized for elders, single mothers, and Indigenous families.
While our goal is to raise $500,000 through this GoFundMe initiative, we are in need of a total of $2 million more to move ahead with construction on our new Centre, scheduled to begin in Spring 2021. Please donate today - any amount will make a difference!