Our team would like to THANK YOU for your love and support throughout this year. Your school supplies and donations have been monumental in making this year a success! With your help, we were able to raise about $3,500 that is set to cover the shipping cost of school supplies in 2020.
The 2,500 lbs of school supplies we collected this year, have found a good home in different parts of the world. Here is our update:
Through our partnership with OnePupil Ethiopia, a US based public charity that strives to support children in rural schools in Ethiopia. The organization is established by a team of volunteers to support children in rural schools in Ethiopia attend primary education and strive to reduce the number of children dropping out of school before reaching secondary school. Through this collaboration, we were able to ship about 1,000 lbs of school supplies to be distributed to schools in rural areas of Ethiopia.
Our collaboration with Concerned People for New Haiti (CPNH) has allowed us to provide school supplies for a second year. Organizations like CPNH work towards rebuilding their communities while trying to recover from continuous difficulties. In August, we shipped about 500 lbs of school supplies. Through CPNH’s backpack program, they fill the backpacks with school supplies and provide a year of supplies to the students. We hope that we will alleviate some of the issues by donating school supplies to students in need.
We have a strong partnership with Michael Lapsley Foundation in Ghana whose mission is to improve the quality of life of the underprivileged by addressing their educational and social development needs through provision of resources, information and training. Through this collaboration, we were able to ship about 1,000 lbs of school supplies that is aimed to reach four schools in different parts of Ghana. Our partner organization vets these schools to ensure that they fulfill our requirements and to make sure they understand Unikids’ missions and goals. We thank the Executive Director and Founder of Michael Lapsley Foundation, Ernest Ankomah Kyeremeh, for his outstanding work in making sure that the delivery and distribution was done seamlessly.
We will not be able to accomplish these success stories without the support from you. Again, we thank you!
Director, UniKids www.unikids.org
School Supplies for orphanages
UniKids, a 501©3 non-profit organization in Louisville, KY, provides gently used and new school supplies to students in orphanages and underprivileged families in developing countries.