An exciting meeting occurred with Little Known Help Zone yesterday, where we presented about the organization to the Bryn Mawr Rotary club. In addition to discussing our classroom project, we planned to deliver Rotary Dictionaries to all of the 3rd grade classrooms visited! This exciting partnership perpetuates both the Rotary and LKHZ’s mission.
Wednesday was an exciting night for LKHZ because we met with our new community partner, the Valley Forge Kiwanis Club. After explaining our mission, as a group we discussed a supplies drive later in the year to continue to build up our collection for the Monthly Classroom Project.
They also gave a wonderful and generous bag of school supplies donations, which we are very appreciative of.
On February 8th, 2018, Little Known Help Zone founder Makenna Lenover was invited to lunch with the Bryn Mawr Rotary Club to discuss the monthly classroom project and LKHZ’s history. Later this year, we will be returning to speak further about the organization and potential partnerships.
Little Known Help Zone: Giving Children What They Need is Little Known Help Zone’s monthly classroom project that combines advocacy, action, and legacy to make sustainable change in America’s education system.
Here are our updates from November:
-We are still looking for our November classroom to sponsor, we have lots of supplies to give!
-On December 6th, shop LKHZ at the Bryn Mawr Staff Association Craft Fair! This is in the Great Hall from 10-2.
-Our Pink Zebra Fundraiser is still going on, shop here! We get 40% of the money raised! https://www.pinkzebrahome.com/hjfoster/Order.asp?partyid=237878
-LKHZ is developing a coloring book to be sold to support our classroom project. This book is also a story that encourages children to engage in service projects and move our world forward! We are looking for investors for this project.
After 6 years of active fundraising and trips to Central America, Little Known Help Zone has donated over $10,000 to vital causes including children’s education, animal rights, labor rights, and more. This has been an incredible accomplishment, and we have no intentions of stopping our travels and efforts.
In all of these years, LKHZ was so steadfast in supporting education abroad, we were blind to the needs of education in the states. No system is perfect, and Little Known Help Zone is ready to devote time and resources to improving children’s educational resources within the states.
School supplies, though a small piece to the larger puzzle, can make a major difference in the lives of children domestically and abroad. Often overlooked, having the right tools to succeed is the first step to feeling more confident and prepared.
After speaking at PETE&C, founder Makenna Lenover has truly seen the passion teachers have for education and wants to not only support students, but teachers in their passion for learning. Learning materials are one of the keys to a more student based learning experience that is memorable and impactful.
Little Known Help Zone will be partnering with schools to provide school supplies for students in financial hardship and teachers in classrooms while continuing our work abroad.
Little Known Help Zone has gotten some great publicity lately in the Lehigh Valley Area.
First, Makenna Lenover (founder) and Little Known Help Zone were written up in the Lehigh Valley Style magazine. You can read this article here, or pick up a copy on local newsstands today!
Second, Makenna Lenover was aired on PEAKtv in a volunteer spotlight segment discussing LKHZ. Watch here!
The Little Known Help Zone Spring 2017 semester was a busy and successful one here at Bryn Mawr College. We had some great events, and here is a round up of the accomplishments of the club this semester.
-Hosted a Guatemalan Tea Study Hour around midterms to provide a relaxing environment and introduce students to the tea of the Chirepeco cooperative, one organization we are supporting.
-Had the Deputy Consul of the Consulate of Philadelphia-Mexico, come for a speaking event with the Bryn Mawr Community
-Sell candygrams for May Day, selling fair trade ethical organic chocolate and raising over $50 for labor rights in Central America.