Craftours Lifestyles Magazine December 2018 - Page 6

The Co By Jim West In having the great opportunity to travel around the world for over 35 years, I have come across some remarkable people, places and situations, most of which have been quite extraordinary. During my journey to some of the more remote and poverty-stricken places, I have seen schools with very limited resources.    So to “pay it forward and give back,” Craftours has launched a brand- new philanthropic project called the Colors of Kids.  The Colors of Kids concept is simple-give children a canvas, some paint and a brush and let their creative juices flow. And we did just that with a primary school in Kenya. Once the student’s masterpieces were finished, they were sent to the Craftours office where their paintings were registered, framed and ready to go on sale. Each 5’ x 7” original piece of art comes with a certificate of authenticity and sells for $20.00 a painting, plus postage and handling. $10.00 of the