Saturday morning was a wonderful time for Little Known Help Zone at WSE’s color-a-thon after party.
This event was bustling and busy, with tattoos and manicures that were quite a hit. Also, some more crayons and bracelets were sold! The success raised $55 more for the causes, and right now we are at 201/860 with the goal! Getting there.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Little 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 email@example.com
Apparel is still in the works, along with a large scale fundraiser being planned in spring! Check out our etsy and stay tuned!
Ever since I was a youngin, I used radius toothbrushes. They are wonderful for your mouth and just feel great. Once you switch you never go back. One distinct thing I remember on my trip to Roatan was the cab driver mentioned that the kids have little access to dental care. I love to brush my teeth and it concerned me that they may not have the ability to do that.
So remembering that Radius was only 20 minutes away from me, I wrote them a letter requesting a few child sized toothbrushes for the orphanage. I spelled out the conditions of the island and asked for a few to supply the kids in the orphanage. Within 3 days of sending, I received an email from a sweet woman saying they’d give me 50. These toothbrushes were in perfect condition, but they were the ones that wouldn’t be sold on the shelves, which was still excellent. I conversed with her for a while and then we organized when to pick up the donation. I was so ecstatic. A week later I visited them and picked up the toothbrushes and bought a few for myself as well. Everyone there was so sweet and so interested in what I was doing It was such an exciting, rewarding experience and I was so happy.
I just now packed them up and sent them out to the Roatan Children’s Fund headquarters in California. I am extremely excited for when the toothbrushes reach Roatan and the children can use them. I am so grateful for the giving nature of these local companies I know of and appreciate the generosity.
Today’s post is in honor of Roatan, Honduras. Many people ask, so why Roatan? Many even ask what Roatan is. Roatan is an island off of Honduras part of the Bay Island chain. The people are kind, the weather is warm and lovely, the sand is white, and the water is crystal clear.
I was mystified when I visited for the first time in 2012. Everything about this place was perfect. Some personal luxuries I enjoyed included attractive men and delicious smoothies from Earth Mama Roatan.
Along with my personal enjoyment, I was a bit taken aback by the living conditions. The island was very impoverished, and that’s what sparked my need to help.
Some statistics about Roatan…
Honduras is the second poorest country in Central America and has recently been declared a 4th world country.
Most of its citizens live off approximately $1 a day, and have limited access to education that exceeds the 6th grade.
Roatan itself has recently become a tourist destination due to the fact that it is almost entirely surrounded by the second largest barrier reef in the world, but the Islanders themselves rarely see any of the profit generated as most of the resorts and beaches that the tourists visit are entirely run by foreigners.
Because Roatan is so far off of the coast of Honduras, the Islanders have very limited access to the medical facilities
young children die of preventable and treatable sicknesses
Most every young child has been through a bout of worms, most more than once in their lives. No child should ever die from worms, but it happens on the island.
The HIV/AIDS rate is the highest in Central America. The rate of HIV in Roatan is 220 times the rate of HIV in the U.S.
These statistics devastate me, and that is why I have chosen Roatan as a main location for help. So if you get a chance to visit, not only take advantage of its gorgeous features, but aid its deprived people.
Today, I am going to tell you about what first got me interested in forming this organization.
After visiting Honduras, I fell in love and came home wanting to help out. A school project came up where I had to note a challenge and try to fix it. This was the perfect opportunity for me to help out. After months of planning, I started a supplies drive. I collected mainly school supplies and nonperishable foods. After I gained a huge amount of supplies from my school drive, I went to my local target and picked up a few fun things for the kids that weren’t donated by others.
After a series of emails with the organization head, Lynn, I was ready to ship. The shipping process was intensive, which included various forms and packing techniques.
The final collected supplies that was being sent to Honduras totaled over 500 dollars. I was amazed, and hopeful about my community.
I was honored to participate in this project, and it inspired me to start Little Known Help Zone, which focuses on many Central American charities and projects.