KARAF stands for “Kids At Risk Activity Fund”
YOPA The Original will be donating a portion of its profits to KARAF,
which will hopefully turn into a full fledged organization some day;
an organization that will promote healthy activities in a safe
environment. At the moment funds will be accumulating from profits for
a charitable giving fund. The fund will contribute to institutions,
clubs, associations, etc…that are already in existence, providing
safe havens for “at risk” young children and teens.
What does “at risk” mean?
Kids are “at risk” when their
circumstances in life aren’t safe for them. They are “at risk”
when their environments might lead them to become gang members, drug
users, drop outs, etc… Kids exposed to negative, destructive
behaviors such as drug/alcohol use/abuse and domestic violence, kids
that are neglected and left unsupervised are all ‘at
Financially fortunate kids have opportunities to keep busy with
extracurricular activities during the school year and camp activities
during the summer months. Wouldn’t it be great if all kids had the
opportunity to participate in the same activities?
It takes a tremendous amount of effort, expertise and expense to
establish quality facilities for the kids. KARAF is a start for YOPA
to help make a difference.
If anyone has an interest and the means to turn KARAF into a
Foundation - Organization instead of a fund, please share your ideas
YOPA The Original is a great multipurpose yoga/sport utility bag. YOPA
The Original complements its charitable endeavors.