UniKids Inc. started its work in 2007 by donating a box of gently used school supplies to one classroom in Ethiopia, East Africa. The school supplies, though few in quantity, were helpful to these children. They were excited to get crayons, markers, scissors, erasers, etc. Without these supplies, they would have mainly continued their education with the basic pen and pencil. These supplies added color to their daily activities.In 2008, the concept expanded from one box of supplies to much more through the participation of an elementary school in Louisville, KY. The principal, teachers, parents, and students came on board and donated boxes of supplies with great enthusiasm. The following year, we got a second school on board and more than doubled our supplies. Today, UniKids is incorporated as a 501(C)3 not-for-profit organization in Louisville, KY and collaborates with more schools each year to support the educational needs of children 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.Low-income school-aged children and orphans in developing countries cannot afford to buy these supplies and therefore lack the necessary tools to expand their imagination and to experience the wonders of color.
Where will the school supplies your children used during the school year be? Will they be stored in the basement, the closet, or will they still be in the backpack? Put these used school supplies to a good use. Donate to students who cannot afford to buy new supplies.
UniKids is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization that is solely dependent on volunteers. We collect gently used and new school supplies to donate them to students in orphanages and low-income families in developing countries. We reach out to friends and organizations to help us raise the funds needed to ship the school supplies to these countries. Our annual budget for shipping is $6,000.In a given year, we collect about 3,000 – 5,000 lbs of school supplies. Our select recipient organizations receive these school supplies at the end of the year. So far, we have shipped to Ghana, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Guinea Bissau, The Philippines and also donated in our Louisville community.
Your donation of any amount today will help us reach our goal of sending the school supplies to students who otherwise would have nothing to expand their learning experiences.
WHAT WE DO
Provides school supplies to students in orphanages and low-income families in developing countries.