Advocacy, My Community

Monetary Update and Donations

At about the midpoint of the planned fundraisers, it is time for an update on the success of the 3 causes. The goal was $200 to send a child to an English Language Program, $200 to buy a playground toy for an orphanage in Honduras, and $360 to send a child to school for a year in Guatemala.

Little Known Help Zone has made wonderful strides, but more need to be made to reach these goals. In the future there will be a yoga fundraiser and another fundraiser at Western Elementary, and this will bring us closer to our goal.

If you would like to contribute further to these causes, please contact Makenna Lenover at littleknownhelpzone@gmail.com

Every dollar counts and this would make a huge difference.

$683 more to go to reach the goal of $760 for the 3 causes in Central America.

Thank you for all your support in these endeavors.

Children's Education Abroad, My Community

The Backpacks Have Arrived!

So happy to announce the children at Hogar de Amor received their backpacks.

I was sent this adorable picture, and it is so heart warming to see them arrive and brighten the children’s day. Now they are set for school which starts next month!

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Thank you again to DIP Shipping for making this possible.

Check out Helping Honduras Kids, a great organization doing amazing things in Honduras.

Children's Education Abroad, My Community

3 More Backpacks

Just as the Little Known Help Zone backpacks for the 5 new orphans at Hogar de Amor were sent, it was discovered that 3 more children of the ages of 3, 5, and 10 were added to the home!IMG_6383

Little Known Help Zone knew the need to send more was there and went out and purchased items for the three girls. These are on their way to Honduras, with shipping generously provided by DIP shipping. Funding for these backpacks was earned through fundraising efforts from earlier this year.

Check out the new backpacks!

 

Fundraising, My Community

Bixbee Backpacks

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Have you ever heard of Tom’s, a buy one give one company? Well, the next up and coming company is Bixbee Backpacks. For every backpack purchased, they donate one to a child in need.

“Our desire to play a positive role in educating kids around the world began in 2011 with the launch of Schoolbags for Kids. Now for every designer backpack we sell, we donate a schoolbag and supplies to a kid in need through our One Here. One There.® program. We are proud to have donated thousands of supply-filled bags over the years…

Their enthusiasm about something so simple, something we take for granted, made a deep impression on him. Luis realized the children he met throughout his journey were like millions of others around the world, eager for an education but lacking basic supplies.”

 

As you can see, Bixbee and Little Known Help Zone share the same beliefs, that this passion towards education must be guided and helped.

I recently conversed with Luis, the founder of Bixbee Backpacks and set up a fantastic connection. Nearly every child at the Hogar del Amor orphanage wished for a backpack, and Bixbee was kind enough to donate the backpacks for 22 orphans. I was beyond excited for this generous donation and extremely grateful.

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Every child received a backpack filled with presents and wrapped in festive bags!

Stay tuned for a large post about the packing process and check out Bixbee at bixbee.com

Merry Christmas!