Etsy Shop- Wax Melts

The newest item to be listed in the Etsy shop is wax melts made for a candle wax tart warmer. These melts come in a 6 pack for $5, and are lime scented. Made with soy wax and organic coconut oil, these tarts are great for your wax melter in a dorm or apartment and are fragrant and fresh.

They are packaged in individual cupcake cups for each use, and currently only come in the lime scent. If popular, more scents will come soon!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/455382614/lime-wax-melts-candle-wax-melter-allil_570xN.1016361984_23hw

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Bryn Mawr Yoga Event

On Tuesday, April 19th, Bryn Mawr’s Little Known Help Zone hosted a yoga class out doors to raise awareness about the club and positive cultural elements in Central America.

This was coupled with a promotional Yoga Ball Chair raffle, which raised $80 for Little Known Help Zone causes.

The class was a success, with 14 people arriving and destressing with yoga. It was a beautiful class, thanks to the teaching of Alexandra Seitz. This event will be an annual event run by LKHZ and hopefully grow each year.

Check out the pictures below!

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PETE&C Keynote 2016

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On February 24th, 2016, founder Makenna Lenover gave a closing keynote at the Pennsylvania Educational Technology Exhibit and Conference to academic personnel from all over the state of Pennsylvania. The speech was titled “What do you want to DO? Evoking passion in learning and inspiring students” and the description is as follows.

The center of the presentation is evoking passion in learning using innovation to find the best ways to learn. As a recent high school graduate, Makenna will offer alternatives to a focus on career options by focusing on accomplishing tasks. She will share information about her nonprofit and learning journey and how teachers can inspire students to find their passion and use it to learn, all while making a difference. She will discuss how community service and passion can work together to inspire learning.

The keynote was a big success, and the message truly got across to people attending. Additionally, it was a great experience to gain awareness in for the cause and network for future projects. Most importantly, between speaking and the generosity of conference attendees, Little Known Help Zone raised over $2400 for causes in Central America. After the fundraising season at Bryn Mawr College during the Spring Semester, a comprehensive plan about the funds and where they are going will be released. The response was amazing and beyond what was expected, and LKHZ is incredibly thankful for everyones help.

Thank you for all your support thus far and allowing Little Known Help Zone to grow to new levels.

KTI Summit

On Tuesday, Little Known Help Zone had the honor to speak at the Keystone Technology Innovators Summit at Shippensburg University. I was the keynote speaker and had the opportunity to share how to ignite passion in the classroom, the same topic which started Little Known Help Zone.

I shared my journey in the classroom and abroad, talking about both my learning and volunteering/projects. The audience included 120 “best of the best” teachers and Assistant Department of Education Secretary Matt Stem, all of which expressed such enthusiasm and support. The presentation also included a Q&A section. This resentation was the first to receive a standing ovation, a truly humbling experience.

An added bonus, $801 was raised towards Little Known Help Zone causes. This is the most money ever raised, and this was an unexpected surprise. The generosity and kindness of everyone was truly beautiful and heartwarming. Etsy orders also emerged, as well as many new twitter followers. All of this support helped Little Known Help Zone grow, and it was a wonderful experience seeing so many people care about causes abroad.

See the wiki page here: http://kti2015.wikispaces.com/Makenna+Lenover

Here’s the back channel! https://todaysmeet.com/Makenna

Stay tuned to se where all this donated money will go! Hint** Since it was an education conference, students abroad will be aided!

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New Etsy Post- Little Known Help Zone Crayon Packs

IMG_6148The crayons are for sale on Etsy, and Little Known Help Zone highly recommends you check them out!

The crayons are being sold in packs of 5, both with and without glitter. The packs are $10, and are such a steal!

All the money goes to send a child in Guatemala to school through the program run by Mayan Families. To send a child to school, $360 need to be raised. Buying a pack of crayons would help greatly with this fundraiser!

These crayons make perfect gifts, and everyone can enjoy them.

Buy here at
https://www.etsy.com/listing/202705403/colorful-handmade-crayons-multi-colored

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!