Monday, August 18, 2008

School shopping that changes lives...

I have a friend named Brandi who does some really cool stuff. One of the many things I love about Brandi is she creates easy, small ways for us to make a difference every day! The August project is really cool. I hope you will check it out.

It's easy to donate through Pay Pal and find out all the info on their site. Just click on the donate button in the top right hand corner. Right now they are raising funds for kids to go to school in Kenya. What a cool project. Here is what they are doing....

Our project is going to be outfitting a primary school in Naivasha, Kenya on the property of House of Hope Children's Home. Naivasha, Kenya used to be a pretty well-off area, but it's now in poverty. Because of the poverty many children and babies are being completely abandoned and a children’s home like House of Hope is a tremendous blessing to that part of the Rift Valley. The primary school will be providing education for the children staying at House of Hope. If you don't know what we're talking about by outfitting the school, we're saying the we are going to help them do a little "back to school shopping " while we're doing our own. With that said, our goal this month is to FULLY outfit this school.

Here's a list of the things the school needs.

Kindergarten Student Package $5.00
2 Kindergarten Pencils, 1 Package of Colored Construction, Handwriting Paper, 1 Box of Crayons and Glue Stick

First Grade Student Package $8.00
1 Box of Pencils, 1 Box of Crayons, Handwriting Paper, 1 Eraser, 1 Pencil Sharpener, 1 Package of Colored Construction Paper, 1 Package of Plain Construction Paper, 1 Package of Colored Pencils, 1 Glue Stick

Arts and Crafts Package $12.00
Water Color Set, Elmer’s Glue, Butcher Paper, White Kraft Paper, Popsicle Sticks, Poster Board, Glue Stick, Children’s Scissors

Schoolroom Package #1 $20.00
Wooden Instructional Clock

Schoolroom Package # 2 $10.00
White and Colored Chalk, Staples, Paper Clips, Sticky Notes, File Folders, Pens, Permanent Markers, Ruler, Scotch Tape

Schoolroom Package # 3 $15.00
Musical Instrument and a Wooden Puzzle

Schoolroom Package # 4 $8.00
Floor or Building Toys – such as Lego’s, etc.

Schoolroom Package # 5 $13.00
Instructional Book/Workbook – such as Reading and Math

As we buy awesome school supplies for our kids to march off to school maybe we can help these kids go to school too. Maybe we could ask our kids if they would like to get the cheaper pens instead of the gel pens so that a little boy or girl in Kenya can learn to read. Changing the world happens when we care a little bit more every day and teach our kids to do the same. :0) Angel

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