Colored paper is a great way for students to interact with handouts in the classroom. It makes things more fun, more engaging, and improves interaction. Ms. Emert’s classroom was in need of the colored paper to print her worksheets and handouts on. This can become quite expensive, but Little Known Help Zone was incredibly fortunate to receive a donation of a large pack of Astrobright paper from Neenah paper. This was a very generous donation and will be delivered with Ms. Emert’s craft kits and soap for the new school year.
Check out their website here! http://www.neenahpaper.com/
One of our donors for Ms. Emert’s classroom was Method Home. Method was kind enough to donate 5 coupons for hand soap for her classroom. She normally has to buy her own hand soap for her class sink, but these great soaps will make all the difference. Thank you again to Method!
Check them out here https://methodhome.com/
In just a week, Little Known Help Zone will be in Granada, Nicaragua, meeting with organizations for future collaborations and will also be delivering supplies!
First is Puedo Leer Library. The library is a wonderful organization that has several library locations and works to put locations and book cabinets in rural schools. We will be donating spanish language books and small prize rewards to encourage their reading program. Learn more at http://www.puedoleerlibrary.com/
We also will be donating to La Esperanza Granada. This organization works with children to improve education and their lives. We will be donating workbooks, clothes, toys, and school crafting supplies. Read more at http://www.la-esperanza-granada.org/.
We just want to thank everyone for all their support, and stay tuned for photos!
To end the semester of our labor rights advocating, Little Known Help Zone sold candy grams for May Day that were delivered in people’s mailboxes. The chocolate we sold was fair trade and organic and also benefited endangered animals. We made over $50 that will be donated to ORMUSA, a women’s labor rights organization in El Salvador.
To put together the candygrams, we had an end of the year party to celebrate our accomplishments with some chinese food.
We hope to have more successful fundraisers in the following semesters to continue to contribute to human rights causes in Central America.
If you remember, Little Known Help Zone sponsored Julio Ruiz’s school for 2 years, and also purchased a bed for his family.
We were just made aware that Julio has been suffering medically due to malnutrition, and although Little Known Help Zone has been helping out, the more aid his family receives, the better.
If you are interested in sponsoring food for Julio’s family, go to https://www.mayanfamilies.org/donate/simple and specify your donation for student number #2684. Any bit helps, and we thank you for your support of Julio!
For the second year in the row, Little Known Help Zone will have a stand at the Staff Association Craft Fair at Bryn Mawr College. This will be Thursday December 1 from 10-2 in Thomas Great Hall. We will be selling our jewelry and other items including some new peppermint scented wax melts. Check out some pictures from last year and stay tuned to hear the results!
Tis the season for gratitude. Little Known Help Zone knows it is the season for giving and reflection as well. To get the word out on campus about what we do, as well as inspire reflection, we made a fabric banner asking students what they are thankful for. They are invited to write on the banner and share. This will be up for a week in the campus center and we can’t wait to report back and share some responses!