Save Money…Help Others

Are you a coupon lover? Do you want to save extra money on products you already need to purchase?

Now, you can do all that and help others.

Mama Tara orphanage, one of the target orphanages in Little Known Help Zone’s 3 country fundraiser, is partnered with a site called Common Kindness. You can print coupons and help send money to the orphanage!

Follow these easy steps.

1. Go to commonkindness.com

2. Search for Mama Tara and click become a supporter

3. Sign up for an account

4. Select you coupons, and boom, 20% of the advertising fees those companies paid goes to the orphanage!

This is a great way for you to help out if you want to send some money and support a good cause, while saving money!

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Backpacks Going to Helping Honduras Kids Hogar De Amor

Little Known Help Zone is happy to announce that due to the success at the Western Fundraiser, backpacks can now be sent to the new orphans at Hogar de Amor Children’ Home in La Ceiba.

If you remember, Little Known Help Zone sent backpacks to 22 orphans for Christmas last year, and since then there have been 5 new additions to the family: 2 sisters and twins and a brother.

Little Known Help Zone is sending all 5 of these children backpacks full of toys, candy, and learning/school supplies. The children are also receiving Little Known Help Zone crayons!

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Little Known Help Zone would like to extend its greatest thanks to DIP Shipping, who has made international shipping free. Check out this wonderful company at Dipshipping.com

If you would like to read more about Hogar de Amor, visit helpinghonduraskids.org and be sure to sign up for their newsletter!

Soon to come, pictures of the children receiving their bags and a video sharing the current state of the Little Known Help Zone goals!

Costa Rica Fundraiser

The Costa Rica fundraising portion has been completed!

If you don’t remember, Little Known Help Zone is raising money to send a child to the Jumpstart English Language learning camp in Costa Rica through Amigos of Costa Rica. (amigosofcostarica.com)

50 bracelets sold at $4 a piece will raise the necessary money to send this child. As the fundraiser continues, a tally will be kept of how many were sold.

The bracelet selection includes various items from the easy shop, as well as 37 new bracelets made by Little Known Help Zone. These are soda tab bracelets, but they are smaller to fit child sized wrists. Many also fit adult wrists. What makes these special is 20 of them were made by my Gifted Seminar class, one class working to send a student to class abroad.

Here’s a peak of the bracelets.

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Remember, if you can’t make it to the Fall Festival at Western Salisbury Elementary, you can still support the cause by ordering online at etsy.com/shop/littleknownhelpzone

After the fundraiser, Little Known Help Zone will work to have these bracelets sold at local shops as well as online to support the cause!

New Fundraiser For Fall

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!

Esty Feature- Recycled Soda Tab Bracelets

A year ago I visited Puerto Viejo in Costa Rica and saw how eco friendly all of their goods was. Everything was recycled into something new, and I was inspired to make a bracelet that shared that energy.

This bracelet is made from recycled soda tabs, suede, and beads and is adjustable to fit any size. Super stylish yet a great way to recycle! It can be worn with many outfits and fits just about every style.

Recycled Reclaimed Soda Pop Can Pull Tab Bracelet with Leather Cord- Yellow and Silver

 

Recycled Reclaimed Soda Pop Can Pull Tab Bracelet with Leather Cord- Brick Red and Silver

 

All profits from the shop go to benefit Little Known Help Zone Projects.

etsy.com/shop/littleknownhelpzone

Yoga Fundraiser

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 littleknownhelpzone@gmail.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.

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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.

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http://www.gaiam.com/balance-ball-chair/95-1004.html?start=75&cgid=1010400

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.

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!