The Little Known Help Zone tees have arrived and look wonderful. The profit from this fundraiser was $90, and there are still a few extra shirts if you are looking to buy.
Right now, there are 2 size small shirts an 1 medium at $15 a piece. The quality is soft and well printed, and all the money goes to a great cause.
Stay tuned for more Little Known Help Zone merchandise!
El Salvador is a country of immense beauty and charm, and also poverty. After visiting and exploring the country, I was enamored by the landscape and culture. In touch with their Mayan roots, Salvadorans are hard working and friendly, full of pride and respect. Many Americans do not travel due to the civil war of the past, but the country now is beautiful and inviting.
El Salvador has impoverished conditions, where most workers make about $7 a day. Agricultural workers have a monthly salary of $90, so clearly El Salvador is a place of need. When exploring the country, I was privy to viewing houses made from metal and tarps, and roads completely washed out by the recent swell. I was inspired to start two projects for El Salvador, both very important causes in the country.
We visited the Remar orphanage in El Tunco and got to tour the facility. With over 100 children and a school to run, this orphanage has high overhead costs. They are working to build houses for older kids and create a bakery to support the orphanage and teach the children skills. All these projects have helped the orphanage grow self sustaining, but there are still needs, mainly financial. The children were adorable and I was blessed by hugs and smiles, pictured below. Little Known Help Zone donated tons of books and toys as well as $50, with more projects to come. With collaboration, there will be attempts to provide a solar system as well as create a website and base in the US to earn more funding for orphanage projects.
When exploring the coffee plantation, I learned the ins and outs of how the coffee we drink and love comes to be. One detail the stuck out to me is the women who hand sort the coffee beans to assure the highest quality. These women work 8 hours a day and have no ear protections due to little funds. Their job is important to the lives of many and they deserve the best in return. Little Known Help Zone is going to work to send ear plugs to these women to protect their hearing and provide a comfortable working environment. Stay tuned for more!
For the trip to El Salvador, Little Known Help Zone will be bringing a variety of fun books to the Remar Orphanage.
First, Little Known Help Zone would like to extend huge thanks to Salisbury Middle School for donating over 30 books to bring to El Salvador. These beginner level chapter books are perfect, as often times donations do not include advanced books like these. These will be perfect for people trying to perfect their english moving forward and the books are wonderful. All of these will be going.
Also going will be over 15 children’s books and 5 School Workbooks. Additionally, some toys and clothing will be brought as well.
These donations will be distributed to the kids at the Remar Orphanage and School.
Stay tuned for pictures from the trip!
Little Known Help Zone is pleased to announce an event on October 24th to raise awareness and money for the charity!
My old elementary school is allowing me to bring Little Known Help Zone to their Fall Fest and sell items to raise funds and share information.
There will be informational signs and literature, t shirts for sale, a donation jar, and most excitingly, a sale of 3 various crafts. with the money from the crafts going to 3 different charities in Central America! The monetary donations from these sales will be part of a Christmas Project, and the crafts will be released soon with their charitable causes!
Stay tuned for specific pieces from the Fall Fundraising Collection and the cause goals!
Little Known Help Zone is at it again!
On May 18th, we will be hosting a fundraiser at Emmaus Yoga. For $10, participants can sign up for an hour long yoga class. There’s only 28 slots available, but if you’d like to sign up, email me at email@example.com. Participants will receive a goody bag filled with healthy snacks. So far, Sahale snacks is donating items for the goody bags. sahalesnacks.com
T-shirts will also be for sale on crowd booster. Shirts will be sold for $15 dollars, and once the campaign is active, I will post the link for purchase. If you would like to buy one but you don’t live in the Little Known Help Zone area, I will gladly ship one to you.
One last thing, there will be a raffle for fun yoga prizes. If you would like to buy tickets, email or comment and you will be added to the raffle. The pricing for the tickets is $1 per ticket. As of now, here are two fantastic prizes and more coming.
The first prize is a Balance Ball Chair by donated by Gaiam. An $80 dollar value, this chair is spectacular. Here is a photo, and I linked the chair so you can read more.
Also, a yoga mat and mat cleaner was donated by the fantastic etsy seller Optimistic Elephant. This is an $85 dollar value and would be a fantastic prize. Her mats are perfect and such high quality!
Check her out here https://www.etsy.com/shop/OptimisticElephant
There’s other ways to help as well. If you would like to learn more about how you can help LKHZ, leave a comment below. There are many volunteer opportunities and help is always appreciated.
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.
After a bit of work, Little Known Help Zone has a new logo! My artistically talented friend Marisa developed this logo and did a spectacular job!
Apparel and other items containing this logo will be available soon, if anyone would like to preorder something, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org