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Paul Wouters will scale Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for City Kidz.

Wouters getting ready for Kili Klimb for Kidz

By Debra Downey, Senior Editor

Paul Wouters will be equipped for success when he tackles the tallest free-standing mountain in the world.

Wouters will travel to Tanzania, Africa, on March 2 to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and raise funds and awareness for City Kidz.

Transforming Hamilton, one child at a time is the City Kidz motto, and helping City Kidz, one foot at a time will be Wouters’ aim as he hopes to raise $1 for every meter of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

At a lofty 5,895 meters, or 19,335 feet, that will mean a big boost for the organization that assists underprivileged children in the inner city.
Dundas merchant Angelo Morgante of Adventure Attic is sponsoring Wouters by outfitting him for the trip.

“This is a very kind and generous offer and gesture on the part of Angelo, who has supported City Kidz in the past,” said Wouters.

A long-time resident of Burlington and a small business owner, Wouters said he was inspired to do the climb by his friend Larry Hodgson, who died of cancer last year.

Every week City Kidz personally visits over 2,300 children and on Saturdays more than 1,100 children attend one of the fast-paced, fun-filled, value-based programs where they are fed, entertained, have the opportunity to win prizes and are taught important life-changing lessons.

“The love and care shown to these children builds hope into their lives and helps them to reach beyond their circumstances, and succeed beyond their expectations,” said Wouters.

For more information, email growingdimensions@yahoo.ca.

Make a donation online via e transfer, RBC branch/transit # 00742, Account 5265244, Institution 003.

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