Jun 20, 2018

2018 Mission Completed! On to 2019!

Packing up!
Packing up!

WIth the funds donated from this site and Pencils For Kids, Inc. annual Golf Tournament in LA, we are proud to say 500 Kids in Myanmar recieved their backpacks and school uniforms in April!

Along with 15 volunteers, we packed up the backpacks with school supplies that were donated by our partners here in the U.S., and those purchased in the local community of Yangon. In 2 hours we had stuffed and boxed up 500 backpacks for delivery in the Yangon province.

For the next two days, 10 volunteers in the PFK team delivered our gifts to the children. We visited 1 local community school in Bago, 3 orphan homes in Hmawbi, an orphan home in Yangon, and 2 monastic nunneries in Thanlyin. Each child recieved a backpack filled with school supplies and a new school uniform or monastic robes. The children also had their photo taken for this very special day!

The beginning of the monsoon rain began on  our final day, but that did not deter the PFK Team! The children recieving their gifts are our first priority!

We are thrilled to have met our goal for 2018....and now on to 2019!

Go PFK!

PFK's wonderful sponsors!
PFK's wonderful sponsors!
Checking out the goods!
Checking out the goods!
Uniforms for everyone!
Uniforms for everyone!
Happy Day!
Happy Day!
GO PFK!!!
GO PFK!!!
Mar 12, 2018

PFK Myanmar Mission Trip Update

Lets get these school supplies packed and ready!
Lets get these school supplies packed and ready!

PFK is ready for Myanmar!

We packed up our donated cargo on a Saturday afternoon with the help of 18 volunteers who came out to lend a hand. School provisions for 500 children in Myanmar were packed up in 2 hours and loaded off to Cathay Pacific Airways to head to Asia. Our team at Cathay Pacific is amazing and they call our goods a "Cargo of Love". An LD3 container of supplies was packed and shipped via Hong Kong!

We will now meet the cargo in Yangon in 2 weeks to begin our 6th Annual Myanmar Mission Trip! 500 children living in orphan homes, monastic nunneries and who come from families who earn USD $1/day will recieve the gifts they have been awaiting for the new school year.

Thank you for your continued support of our efforts to help children in-need receive an education and thrive!

Go PFK!!

So many volunteers helping bundle the pencils!
So many volunteers helping bundle the pencils!
Family time helping PFK!
Family time helping PFK!
Cathay Pacific take us away!
Cathay Pacific take us away!
Dec 11, 2017

Preparing for our 2018 Mission Trip & Delivery!

Children in our wonderful orphan home in Hmawbi.
Children in our wonderful orphan home in Hmawbi.

PFK is preparing for our Myanmar mission trip, the first of three mission trips to Asia in 2018, and it is coming along well!

Here is an upate on our progress thus far!

We are excited to share that we have secured in-kind donations of 10 ball point pens, 1 dozen school pencils, 1 package of colored pencils, and 1 journal for each of our 500 children in our Myanmar program! These donated items from BIC Graphic and Pencils.com, wil be shipped out to Myanmar in February via pro bono cargo flight by our airline sponsor, Cathay Pacific Airways. 

The remaining school supplies, backpacks and uniforms needed will be purchased locally in Yangon, and will help support local businesses. In fact, Buddhist nunnery robes we provide to the orphan children are being made by Buddhist Nuns, the funds paid to them help support the children in the orphan homes!

We are continuing to fundraise for this mission trip to reach our goal of USD$25,000. We are hosting two upcoming events to support our efforts; a Asian Food Tasting in San Francisco, CA on January 17th and a Rooftop Cocktail Party in Yangon, Myanmar on February 28th...come join us!

We look forward to our next report detailing our success in meeting our fundraising goal!

Sweet boy!
Sweet boy!
A few or our lovely young ladies!
A few or our lovely young ladies!
Happy past recipients with their gifts!
Happy past recipients with their gifts!
Receiving her backpack +  supplies + new robe!
Receiving her backpack + supplies + new robe!
Sweet cherub in Buddhist orphan home in Syrium.
Sweet cherub in Buddhist orphan home in Syrium.
 
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