Sometimes, the weather just gets int he way of plans, which is why this Friday was a monthly classroom project visit extravaganza, going to two schools, seven classrooms, and bringing over $500 worth of supplies and 130 Valentines!
First on the agenda was Mosser Elementary School in Allentown, PA. This was on the East Side of Allentown, and I donated to 4 different classrooms. This included a first grade room, kindergarten class, and 2 learning support classes. This was all new teachers, and was a great visit. They all also got a copy of Color Creates a Brighter Future.
Then, I went to Central Elementary School in Allentown, and donated to three more classrooms in first, third, and fourth grade!
This was a wonderful trip, and everyone loved the supplies and the fun themed Valentines.
Yesterday, Little Known Help Zone visited Washington Elementary School in Allentown, PA to donate school supplies for our monthly classroom project. We brought over $500 worth of supplies to 2 classrooms.
Ms. Lovelidge is a wonderful first grade teacher who really emphasizes the arts in her class. She gives her students an outlet to be creative and express themselves, and they love it. You should see their beautiful creations!
Ms. Brennert is an English as a Second Language teacher to over 50 students! It was vital to bring her the basics so she could supply her classrooms with what they need to feel more empowered and ready in school.
Today we want to share with you an incredibly generous and kid donation sponsorship by Myndology for our classroom donation project! Myndology was kind enough to send us a very large box full of a variety of their products, and opening it was like Christmas morning. With over 50 notecard packs, over 70 notebooks, and 36 scheduling pads just to start, this will make sure our students each month are prepared to take on the school year.
Myndology is well known for their ringed notecard sets, which is used for organization at Little Known Help Zone. They also make amazing ringed notebooks and sticky notes. Check out their site here to order some for yourself, the paper quality is amazing and the products are innovative and come in incredibly fun colors.
Pilot, an incredibly well known pen company, was kind enough to send Little Known Help Zone 2 boxes of pen samples to use for our classroom project. This was incredibly generous of them and these pens will go to great use. We thank Pilot for their generousity, and these pens will be donated to our next classroom, stay tuned for the announcement!
Check Pilot out and pick up some amazing pens yourself.
After 6 years of active fundraising and trips to Central America, Little Known Help Zone has donated over $10,000 to vital causes including children’s education, animal rights, labor rights, and more. This has been an incredible accomplishment, and we have no intentions of stopping our travels and efforts.
In all of these years, LKHZ was so steadfast in supporting education abroad, we were blind to the needs of education in the states. No system is perfect, and Little Known Help Zone is ready to devote time and resources to improving children’s educational resources within the states.
School supplies, though a small piece to the larger puzzle, can make a major difference in the lives of children domestically and abroad. Often overlooked, having the right tools to succeed is the first step to feeling more confident and prepared.
After speaking at PETE&C, founder Makenna Lenover has truly seen the passion teachers have for education and wants to not only support students, but teachers in their passion for learning. Learning materials are one of the keys to a more student based learning experience that is memorable and impactful.
Little Known Help Zone will be partnering with schools to provide school supplies for students in financial hardship and teachers in classrooms while continuing our work abroad.
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.
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