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
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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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

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
We appreciate you!!!

 Senait Mareligne and UniKids Team


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!


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.


Ethiopian Culture Class 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)





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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