I have donated some old kites for this cause,RickI wrote:No, all around.
I must have over a dozen traditional C kites including a couple that were never used. They are taking up space while I wait for a good use to come to mind. I wouldn't sell or give them away to be used, certainly not to new kiters. They had their place in history, a real important one, still time and technology move on fortunately for us.
Kiters 4 Communities (K4C) is a project by Laurel Eastman and Pete Richardson based in Cabarete, Dominican Republic. It operates as a “Social Business” which means all the profit is “invested” in the local community.
This business hires Haitian immigrants living in the Dominican to create up-cycled products out of unusable kiteboarding kites. Then K4C sells these trendy bags to retail stores like Laurel’s kiteboarding school – LEK.
LEK and Pete underwrite all the administrative costs, allowing 100% of the profit to be invested. K4C is currently supporting two schools for Haitian immigrants, both located just outside Cabarete.