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Gratitude

 
 
Gratitude
 
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
~ William Arthur Ward
 
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UniKids, a 501©3 non-profit organization in
Louisville, KY, provides gently used and
new school supplies to students in
orphanages and under privileged families in
developing countries.
Our Mission:
To provide new and gently used
school supplies and educational
materials to students in
developing countries.
To foster a strong relationship
between schools/students in
developing and developed
countries.
To ensure that grade-level
students in developing countries
are equipped with the educational
materials they need to enhance
their daily school activities.
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By check
Payable to UniKids Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Supporter:
In January, we began contacting schools, organizations, and
individuals to support us with our school supplies collection drive. In
the last months, several of our supporters donated school supplies
and made monetary contribution. Thank you.
We would like to express our gratitude to the following who
participated in the school supplies collection drive:

  • Our Savior Lutheran School
  • Christian Academy of Louisville
  • Monroe County High School
  • Individual donors
  • Progressive Insurance Company
  • Accuserv Equipment & Supply, LLC
  • The Glenview Trust Company
  • Havana Rumba Restaurant
  • NE YMCA

And we are very thankful to you, our individual supporters, who help
us keep on moving forward. It is an incredible feeling to know that you
can make a difference, even if you think it is minimal.
We are expanding globally and we are very pleased to report to you
that this year’s school supplies recipients are students served under
these organizations:
World Changers’ Academy - The Gambia
Michael Lapsley Foundation - Ghana
Kids International Ministries - Philippines
We continue to collect school supplies throughout the year. If you have
any used or new school supplies to donate, please contact me
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call/text: 502.235.8682, or UniKids Facebook
Page.
We appreciate you!!!

 Senait Mareligne and UniKids Team

 
   
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We have shipped!!!​! - Unikids (School Supplies for Orphanages​)

It has been a long awaited process. We have been collecting gently used and new school supplies for the past two years with the desire to bring excitement to students who are not fortunate enough to afford school supplies. We finally fulfilled our desire on August 2013.

Through the partnership with Kids International Ministries (KIM), we arranged to ship to the Philippines. The schools, sponsored by KIM, in Manila host about 450 students who are orphans or come from low-income families. We were glad to have shipped 1,150 LB of various school supplies to help these students with their educational needs. The school supplies were delivered in October.

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  • You made it happen – our supporters!!!
  • Kids at school
  • Students opening the school supplies boxes
       We will continue to work hard in fulfilling our mission of providing school supplies to students in orphanages and low-income families in developing countries. Thank you for your continued support!

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Spring & Summer 2016

 

Dear Supporter of Under Privileged Students,
 
Our spring and summer school supplies collection drive was very successful through the participation of individuals, schools, and organizations. Our storage is filled with boxes and bins of new and used school supplies. Music to our ears!!! 
 
This year, our goal is to ship to 3 developing countries and to reach about 6,000 students all together. We are very thankful for the following schools, organizations, and individuals who made it happen.
 
      • Our Savior Lutheran School
      • Christian Academy of Louisville
      • Yum! Brand Inc. - organized by Hamza Agallah 
      • Louisville Classical Academy - organized by Kristina Ballou 
      • Charlestown, IN school - organized by Jennifer Koves Swanson
      • Bethany Maynard - her child’s birthday wish list was to collect school supplies
      • Brenda Hart
      • Yipsy Aleman
      • Gosia Gralak
      • School in Montreal, Canada - organized by Diana Proulx
      • NileAd.com - organized by Tariku M. Asress
      • Monroe County High School - organized by Shari Froedge
      • Indiana University Southeast - organized by Kimberly Pelle
 
Our main fundraising effort is to have enough funds to cover our estimated shipping and handling cost. On average, we spend around $1,500 to ship school supplies to one country alone. We rely mainly on individual donations and organizations’ sponsorship to help us reach this goal. 
 
Here is how to donate at least $20 towards reaching our goal and providing school supplies to students in Ghana, The Philippines, and Ethiopia. 
 
By check: Payable to UniKids Inc - Mail to: 10416 Sandbourne Way, Louisville, KY 40241
 
 
We hope you will help us reach our goal in bringing smiles to about 6,000 students in orphanages and low-income families in developing countries. 
 
For the fifth year in a row, our collection drive has been successful mainly because of the willingness of our community to come together and to see these supplies benefiting students in orphanages and low-income families in developing countries. 
 
Thank you for making this year very fruitful!
 
With best wishes, 
Senait Mareligne
502-235-8682
Director/Founder - www.unikids.org

Our Mission:

  • To provide new and gently used school supplies and educational materials to students in developing countries.
  • To foster a strong relationship between schools/students in developing and developed countries.
  • To ensure that grade-level students in developing countries are equipped with the educational materials they need to enhance their daily school activities.
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Louisville Area Donates School Supplies for Ethiopia’s Most Needy Kids

LOUISVILLE,KY – UniKids has ready 3,700 lbs of school supplies to shipto Ethiopia in early September for orphanages and schools that help underprivileged children. Two non-profit recipient organizations in Ethiopia will receive and distribute these supplies to nearly 5,000 students.

Backpacks, paper, writing pads, calculators, scissors,pens, pencils, crayons, markers and erasers are some of the items to be shipped.The recipient organizations provide support to about 5,000 students (inorphanages and impoverished families) in the City of Addis Ababa and ruralareas of Ethiopia. Without these supplies, students might attend class withjust a piece of paper, pencil or pen. Parents often will not send their children without supplies.  For some students these supplies will add color and dimension to their education;for others, they will make the difference to enable them to go to school.

From an outreach in 2007, Louisville Area schools,organizations and individuals started getting involved in sharing withless-fortunate children in Ethiopia. In response so far more than 60 classrooms in Louisville, Jeffersonville, IN, and Monroe County participate each year to donate gently used and new school supplies.

UniKids, is a 501©3 non-profit organization, founded in 2010 by Ethiopian native and Louisville citizen, Senait Mareligne.  UniKids collects gently used or new school supplies and books from area schools, then ships them to students inorphanages and under privileged families in Ethiopia, The Gambia, and other developing countries.

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Ethiopian Culture Class 2015

 AMHARIC LANGUAGE CLASSES 2015 

 

This program will begin with the introduction of the Amharic Language and expand into teaching children about Ethiopian Culture.

 

What you will learn in this program:

  • Alphabets - Colors - Numbers - Conversation 
  • Games & Folk Tales - Simple Ethiopian Cooking - Art & Craft
  • Music & Culture - Field trip to restaurant/Holiday celebration

 

LOCATION:  10416 Sandbourne Way

DATE:  Thursdays: 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Age Groups:   4 and under - FREE           5-14 year olds             15-20 year olds

DURATION:  2 hours per session (Supplies provided)

REGISTRATION:  Recommended (Minimum of 10 sessions)

$25/session/child

$20/session/sibling

Discounts

 

For more info:  Call Senait Mareligne at 502.235.8682 or Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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