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Etsy Shop Feature: Suede Adjustable Bracelets

Exciting things are coming, but for this week here’s a shop feature! These bracelets are natural yet stylish, made of beads, suede, and they are adjustable. As always, all the money from these bracelets will go towards Little Known Help Zone projects.

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Visit the shop at etsy.com/shop/littleknownhelpzone

Charity Updates:

-New stuff is coming for September such as 2 fundraisers and big updates in the Guatemala project

-Merchandise is in the works such as tee shirts and bags

-2 new girls moved into the Honduran orphanage and Little Known Help Zone will be sending a welcome pack

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Christmas Wrap Up

Now that the frigid weather is finally behind us, let’s wrap up the Hogar de Amor Christmas project.

The children received their presents and were so delighted! I received many pictures from the orphanage and I will post a few below as well as link the dropbox with all the photos.

Little Known Help Zone would like to again thank everyone who made this possible, you truly impacted the lives of children in Honduras and for that we are grateful.

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The Christmas Gift Extravaganza

Christmas is a wonderful time, and Little Known Help Zone is happy to announce that they’ve donated over $4000 worth of Christmas to the Hogar de Amor Children’s home in La Ceiba, Honduras. Months worth of love and effort have been put into this project and it is finally complete.

Here’s a little bit of information about the gifts..

Every child received a backpack filled with wrapped presents. gifts included remote control cars, sports supplies, school supplies, toys, games, makeup, candy, and other items that were on the children’s wish list.  Many nights were spent wrapping the presents and sorting the items amongst the children to ensure an equal distribution of wondrous items!

This project was made possible by…

  • Bixbee Backpacks
  • Alex and Isabelle Hair Ties
  • Just Born Candy
  • Essence Cosmetics
  • Streetline Inc.
  • DIP Shipping
  • And many other generous sponsors
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Little Known Help Zone extends its fullest thanks to all the generous sponsors who made this project possible, we couldn’t have done it without you!

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The presents are officially on their way!  Shipping was a bit of an issue, but after discovering a company known as DIP Shipping, the $3,000 rates decreased to $400. Thanks to a very special angel, the shipping was made possible and I find it a true blessing this final obstacle was tackled. The presents are on their way and should reach the orphanage within days.

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Here is a photo of the children holding a picture of me with the presents! You can see everyone is joyous, as they enjoyed a delightful Christmas day.

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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!

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Just Born Donation

DSC_0011One of the major delights of Christmastime, and every other time, is candy!

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I reached out to Just Born, my local candy company, and received a very generous donation of many Mike&Ike flavors. Each child received 6 big packs of candy and I packaged them in Christmas themed goodie bags.

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The children will be very excited for these treats and Little Known Help Zone extends its sincerest gratitude to Just Born for their kindness.

Check them out here http://www.justborn.com

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Donation from Essence Cosmetics

Being an openly admitted girly-girl, I know the true joys a bit of new makeup can bring. I turned to Essence Cosmetics, asking for a small donation, and was delighted by the response. Essence offered to send 11 kits of makeup for the girls, a very generous donation.

The kits came, and they are fantastic! They are filled with wonderful products and are a perfect addition to the Christmas presents. I am very great for Essence’s donations, and you should check out their website at www.essence.eu.

The Christmas present project has taken wonderful strides, new donors are trickling in and I believe there will be a wonderful selection of presents for the children. Soon, I will enter the wrapping phase and then ship the presents to Honduras!

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Donation from Alex and Isabelle Hair Ties

photo 1Little Known Help Zone has started a new project! We are collecting Christmas presents for the Hogar De Amor orphanage run by http://helpinghonduraskids.org . The children of La Ceiba do not have access to everyday things you or I may be able to get, so I thought it would be nice to sen down Christmas gifts to the orphanage.

Recently, the kind owners of Alex and Isabelle Hair ties sent a donation of hair tie packages for the girls at the orphanage. Little Known Help Zone is quite happy and very grateful for their kindness. The hair ties are beautiful and will be delightful to include in the Christmas presents. I have always used these hair ties due to their eye pleasing nature, great quality, and kindness towards hair.

Alex and Isabelle are a very small operation hair tie company who are devoted to giving back to the community. It is a family affair ran by two moms and their young daughters. Half of the money made goes to the the girl’s horseback riding and the other half goes towards pediatric cancer. Alex and Isabelle have a wonderful mission and I highly suggest you check them out! http://www.alexandisabellehairties.com

Little Known Help Zone is having luck collecting donations but will still need much more. There are 22 orphans, 11 girls and 11 boys. If you would like to contribute, please email me at littleknownhelpzone@gmail.com

Apparel is still in the works, along with a large scale fundraiser being planned in spring! Check out our etsy and stay tuned!

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