Ford Motor Company Donates Car to Krochet Kids International

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Ford Motor Company has recently donated a Ford Fiesta to Krochet Kids international (KKi), a not for-profit founded by Vanguard University alumni when they were students.

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KKi employs 87 women in Northern Uganda through the production of fashionable headwear and accessories.

Ford Motor Company has recently donated a Ford Fiesta to Krochet Kids international (KKi), a not for-profit founded by Vanguard University alumni when they were students. The KKi team will use the car for an 8-week period, and the whole journey will be filmed and documented by the People’s Fleet.

"We are not only excited about the opportunity to have a brand new car to help meet the needs of our growing staff and day-to-day operations, but even more, Ford has put together an amazing platform for us to share our story in a unique and relevant way,” says executive director of KKi, Kohl Crecelius.

The People’s Fleet is a part of the Ford Motor Company that feels this generation is inspired to create a new road for ideas that were previously thought impossible. Their goal is to come alongside this new generation and to help them achieve the goals they have set out before them.

Because KKi was chosen by the People’s Fleet, they will receive a 2011 Ford Fiesta, a team of story-tellers, a mini-video camera and fuel for their long and eventful journey ahead. They will be able to use this car to help build their non-profit organization in whatever way they see fit and, because of the team assembled by the People’s Fleet, they will be able to build a larger community through professional quality videos, an online platform and the People’s Fleet network.

The addition of the Ford Fiesta greatly improves the motorized arsenal of the KKi fleet, which is currently made up of two scooters, two motorcycles, a Dodge Durango and a non-functioning Volkswagen bus. The People’s Fleet will be chronicling their adventures on their website (http://www.thepeoplesfleet.com) over the next two months.

“The People’s Fleet will be chronicling different aspects of our organization via their website over the coming weeks and we are excited because they have an amazing media team to capture and communicate our vision. We are honored to be a beneficiary of the People's Fleet program,” says Crecelius.

KKi employs 87 women in Northern Uganda through the production of fashionable headwear and accessories. Through their time spent in the KKi program, these women not only provide themselves with the finances to begin planning and saving for their future, but they are also mentored through further education on finances and career development. All products made by these women in Uganda are then sold in the U.S. to create a sustainable cycle of employment and empowerment.

For further information on the People’s Fleet, please visit http://www.thepeoplesfleet.com

For further information on Krochet Kids international, please visit http://www.krochetkids.org

For further information on Vanguard University, please visit http://www.vanguard.edu

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