Project #6506

School Fees for AIDS Orphans

by American Foundation for Children with AIDS
Jan 31, 2012

Kids Helping Kids

Donel School Classmates
Donel School Classmates

It is so neat to find children who think of others before thinking of themselves.  During this past holiday season, a group of 6 and 7 year old kids got together to create hygiene and school supply kits for children in Mombasa, Kenya. Each hygiene kit contains items such as: shampoo, a towel, nail clippers, soap, toothpaste, and toothbrushes.  The school supply kits container items such as notebooks, pencils, pens, scissors, a ruler, glue, crayons, etc. 

What was so beautiful about the children making the kits is that they did it selflessly, purchasing items using their little savings, tooth fairy money and allowance money.  They shopped with their parents and proudly brought all their donations to a Christmas party where they played games and ate cupcakes prior to filling bags.  As they filled the bags, it was neat hearing them talk about what they were grateful for: parents, schools, toys, water, electricity, and food.  Helping other children certainly made helped them concentrate on what they were grateful for!

The kids in the pictures here are some of the ones who will be receiving these kits - as orphans, they value this type of gift very much, as they don't have a way to purchase the items themselves.  Thanks for all the kids who decided to share of themselves during the holidays to help others!




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American Foundation for Children with AIDS

Location: Harrisburg, PA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
tanya weaver
Harrisburg, PA United States
$5,690 raised of $10,000 goal
101 donations
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