Project KIKS

Upcoming Events:

August 21, 2021, 1-4 pm
"Splash Day Out" Shoe Distribution
3151 Litichfield Rd. Goodyear AZ

September 4, 2021 10am-2pm
1st Steps For 1st Five
Free kids shoes ages 1-5 years
ILC, 250 Georgia St. Vallejo CA

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Project KIKS 2016 Board of Directors Meeting and Summit
July, 2016
Vallejo, California and Las Vegas, Nevada (USA)

Board of Directors
Paul Cheatham II, President (USA)
Mpho E.Makhubo, Vice President (South Africa)
Sekou S. Dukuly, Vice President (Liberia)
Toby Tayeh, Secretary and Treasure (USA)
Philip Kelly Denslow, Board Member (USA)
Uhuru Paul Cheatham II, President, Pro-Tempore (USA)

Announcing the Summer In Soweto, Tour Package: "JUST for KIKS" - rescheduled for December 5 - 15, 2011

Soweto, a Township that gave birth to the new South Africa (1976 Uprising), home to 3.5 million Africans. This tour takes you through the struggle route, it shows just how far we have progressed from 1976 to the fall of Aparthied in 1994. We will visit Vilakazi Street, home of two Nobel Prize Winners who lived on the same street (where we will also stay), Nelson Mandella and Bishop Desmond Tutu; also Winnie Mandella's compound. Visit Mandella house museum, the Hector Peterson museum, informal settelments, markets, various historical sites throughout Johannesburg. Dine at Sakumzis restaurant - African cuisine. Tour the Would Cup 2010 arenas and sites, ride on the new high speed train. Visit and dine at a world Casino. Shop until you drop at open-air markets and world-class super malls. Meet our orphans, school staff, and non-profit organization, supported by Project KIKS. Dine and party with your African family memnbers. Tour the Aparthied Museum, attend Afican Church on Sunday, visit the Lesedi Cultural Village. Johannesburg City Tour, Gold Reef Tour, Lion Park Tour. and more exciting African Adventures await you. (Meals are not included, breakfast only.)

There are three departure locations, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and New Orleans.
Contact Paul Cheatham for more info at

March - July 2011- Project KIKS "Charity Begins at Home" Initiative

Read a Thank You Letter from the Christian Help Center

June, 2011 "KIKS" Photo/Journalist, Lou Zauner Tours Algiers and the 9th Ward

August, 2011, Commemoration of the 6th Anniversary Hurricane Katrina

September, 2011, Project KIKS "Charity Begins at Home" Initiative, continues.

Note: Please stay tuned Project KIKS website: for the exciting details of each upcoming event.


Katrina Survivor Arrives at Vet's Home

This program is in memory of Kathleen "Katy" Denslow.

AMVETS Post 101 and Project KIKS hosted an Appreciation Ceremony in conjunction with The Black History Month Celebration at the Yountville Veterans Home. Activist and Family Advocate, Ms. Sidney A. Coleman, New Orleans, Louisiana served as guest speaker. As Office and Case Manager for the House of Ruth, a non profit, community based organization, Ms. Coleman specializes in homeless, veteran families, providing food, clothing, shelter, morale support and employment opportunities throughout the 9th Ward and Algiers. Her visit was from February 1 through February 5, 2011.

Ms. Coleman's visit to California comes as a result of her connection with AMVETS Post 101 and their Project Kind Initiative for Kids Shoes, Project "KIKS" distributes shoes to needy children New Orleans, Soweto, South Africa and most recently, Vallejo, California. Ms. Coleman is volunteer director and co-founder for newly established Project KIKS, New Orleans. Her trip here was sparked by her community's and by her personal desire to personally thank Yountville and Napa communities for their generosity in providing 2,500 pairs of athletic shoes locally purchased (Payless Shoes Stores, Napa, American Canyon, Vallejo (2 stores) and Fairfied). Plus, 800 pairs of athletic socks in support of our Forgotten Children of Post Katrina Campaign. We decided to underwrite her journey as an ambassador of thanks from her community.

Special thanks to Ms. Linda Adams, Gordon Training International, for her generous donation to purchase 800 pairs of athletic shoes.

A very special thanks to Vans Shoes of Cypress, California, for responding to our request for a "compassionate donation" of shoes. And, in a big way.


February 1st.
Community Appreciation Ceremony. Sidney A. Coleman, Guest Speaker.
Veterans Home, Yountville
Holderman Hospital Recreation Center, 2nd Floor, 10:30am - 1:00pm
Complimentary Lunch, Public Invited.

Acknowledgments will be made by Ms. Coleman and Paul Cheatham II to:

  • AMVETS Post 101
  • AMVETS Auxiliary
  • Public Affairs Office, Veterans Home
  • The Yountville Sun
  • Kawnias Club of Yountville
  • Daughters of the American Revolution (Vineyard Trails Chapter)
  • Allied Council, Veteran's Home
  • Vietnam Veterans of America
  • Yountville Women's Veterans

Catering by: Mr. Toby Tayeh, JJ Fish & Chicken, Vallejo, California
Gourmet Cupcakes by: Ganache Cupcakery Vallejo, California

February 2nd.
Sidney A. Coleman, Guest Speaker, Kiwanis Club Yountville

February 3rd.
Tour of Veterans Home and Town of Yountville, The Yountville Sun. Meet State Personnel and Welcoming Committee, (AMVETS Post 101, AMVETS Auxiliary and the Yountville Veterans)
Lunch with home members. Tour continues. Visit patients in our hospital, as many have supported.

February 4th.
Filming for Documentary Public TV, Napa and Solano Counties

February 5th.
Lunch at Veterans Home, Out Brief, and Farewell.

For questions or additional information, please contact:
Paul Cheatham II, 1st Vice Commander, AMVETS Post 101
email: / tel: 707-307-8687.

Project KIKS will host a series Bake Sales at the Veterans Home during the month of July and August 2010 in order to raise funds to purchase 500 pairs of athletic shoes. Shoes will be purchased from Payless, Napa, for our "forgotten children" of Post Katrina, New Orleans. Shoes with socks will be delivered and distributed on August 22, 2010, to the Edgar P. Harney Elementary School, in recognition of the 5th year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans. Project KIKS has donated and provided three years of baking services to our community, as this remains our primary source of revenue to purchase shoes.

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The founder of Project KIKS has been invited to attend a host of ceremonies in recognition of the 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in August 2010. Mr. Cheatham will deliver 520 pairs of athletic shoes for distribution at the Edgar P. Harney Elementary School, located in Central New Orleans. The school is featured in our DVD documentry entitled "The Forgotten Kids of Post Katrina". Donations of new athletic shoes are being requested for this mission. Thank you for your continued support.

Project KIKS will travel to Katrina-New Orleans
April 23 through May 1 2010 to distribute shoes.

South African Project KIKS CEO nominated for award.

Mpho Makhubo has been nominated for a
Johnnie Walker Strider Award concerning Project KIKS.
See the notification letter here.

Countdown to Mission Katrina

Project KIKS has been invited to present its program at a Black History Celebration at the world's largest veterans home, in Yountville, California. On February 9, 2010, as part of Black History Month, we will mount a photo display from our previous shoe distributions in South Africa, and present our Project KIKS objectives to guests, staff, and residents of the home. Project KIKS Founder Paul Cheatham II will tell the audience about our latest mission, to the post-Katrina Gulf Coast.

Project KIKS will host a bake sale and a 50/50 drawing to raise funds for this mission, with a suggested donation of $1.00 US per ticket. The lucky winner will be selected in a random drawing at the AMVETS Saturday Bingo at 5 PM February 13, 2010 at the Veterans Home. Winner need not be present to win. Tickets are available through the Project KIKS Hotline, 707-227-2997.

February 16th - 26th 2010, a visit to survey the Katrina-ravaged Gulf Coast,
by co-founder Paul Cheatham II.

See the Project KIKS Post-Katrina page for the details.

KIKS Ambassador Goes to the World Cup 2010

In June, Project KIKS will be represented by a volunteer ambassador who is attending the World Cup in South Africa. Our volunteer ambassador, who modestly remains anonymous, will deliver and distribute our latest shipment of shoes to Ikaneng Combined School, Nkosi's Haven, and Ikageng AIDS Ministry.

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