This week, we are excited to provide a flashback regarding how we made a difference with the help of a group of kids.
What do 727 pounds of school supplies?
Check out this link to see a 727 pounds pallet of school supplies sent to us in August 2010.
When we received this surprise pallet of school supplies, we were amazed and overwhelmed at their kindness.
Yes, we have been doing this for over 10 years - since 2006.
Funds from this project helped to ship the supplies.
What's more - The kids who collected the supplies also sent us a bunch of heart-warming index cards - with messages written on them.
Here are some quotes from the index cards at the above link:
- "I hope the school supplies help the kids in Africa"
- "I hope all the children have an educated future"
- "The kids in Africa will be so happy when they get the supplies"
- "Someday I might do something just like you"
- "I hope you like your school supplies"
- "Thank you for what you are doing. I have been to Africa and know they need the supplies"
- "I don't know what I would do without my school supplies. I know it will help lots and lots of children"
Finally, here is a copy of a moving and uplifting letter that was sent to us by one of the staffers. Below is a quote from the letter
We love what you guys are doing. Thanks for focusing so much on the needs of others and on giving to meet those needs. We appreciate you and know that you are making a difference in the lives of so many. We'd love to partner with you guys at other times, and would love to hear updates on the children that you guys get to work within Africa. What a blessing to be able to buy a pack of pencils, which seems so minuscule to me, and know that it will go to help someone who might not have been able to have a god set of pencils!. Thanks for all you guys do. I know at times it may seem like a frustrating task as you pack things into boxes and figure out to ship them, but we are excited about the huge impact you are making on the world through education. Thanks for chasing your dreams and loving kids through providing for them half-way across the world.
This is why we are so passionate about helping to make a difference through education.
We certainly could not do what we do without your generosity and the kindness of our in-kind donors.
FYI: Did you know that we receive school supplies year around?
We know you are passionate about making a difference. Here are a couple of additional ways you can make a difference:
1. Send us items from our Amazon wish list. It's quick and easy. Amazon will ship the items to us - our address is provided during check out.
2. Send us school supplies that are in your office or home directly - see this page for more information.
Thanks for joining us in making a difference!
Sylvester and the Develop Africa team
Pencils and glue
Inspiring a heart of giving
Thank you for what you are doing.
I don't know what I would do without my supplies
pallet of school supplies