To The World Inc.
Update-LONG OVER DO
In the last few months we have provided for our homeless community the following gifts because of your generosity:
150 nail clippers
1500 loaves of bread
100 dozen cookies
50 pairs of long underwear10 walking canes
100 pairs of shower shoes
50 pairs of socks
100 pairs of reading glasses
50 packs of over the counter
and this is only a partial list!
Thanks for saying yes and making it easy for us to do small things with great love.
We have had a wonderful time finding artists to decorated our LittleFreeLibraries and then find homes for them.
We have one more to place if you know of a good place let us know: [email protected]
With your help we have given six grants to teachers and schools we care about: Gladys Groves, Gordon Parks Elementary School, Kate Moore, Citizens of the World Elementary School, Pennie Senn, Crossroads Academy of Kansas City Mo., Audrey Hollander ,great volunteer, Mary Ann Dunn, Fox Hill Elementary and Carver Dual Language School
We have also given 100s of canned goods to a local food pantry and dozens of jeans and belts to a local community emergency assistance center.
We would love: canned goods
As always thanks thanks and more thanks
please go to our donation page and say yes!
This school year has been one of our best ever. We have six volunteers who regularly give their love and time to three classrooms. Some bake cookies every month and read to the children every week. Some have adopted the classroom celebrating holidays and birthdays with every child. Some pick several special activities to do with the children through out the year while others have helped buy items from wish lists the teachers shared with us this Fall. We were able to get everything! on the wish lists of 7 classrooms. We were able to give teachers small grants to help with out- of- pocket expenses and we were even able to give them small Christmas gifts because of our community support.
We had a wonderful trip visiting the Hogar Luz de Maria orphanage and the Lluvia de Gracia (Rain of Grace) bakery in Guatemala. The orphanage is getting in better shape; trash is being removed, broken things fixed and supplies better organized. All of this was possible because of the help given by our community. We have been able to help hire support staff and part time teachers. We have sent books, shoes, socks, sheets, medicine and school supplies.
The bakery is also doing well. The family of seven orphans has worked together to make their family bakery a success. They bake over 2000 sweet rolls daily and have two store fronts. They asked for a small motorcycle to help with deliveries, and we were able to say yes because of your support.
Now we turn our attention to our backyard:
We are organizing volunteers to help in the classrooms of three local schools in Kansas City: Gordon Parks Elementary School, Crossroads Academy of Kansas City, MO. and Carver Dual Language School.
We will be giving care and creativity to over 50 children and their teachers.
We will be doing our Cookie Brigade, organizing pen pal projects and helping to celebrate Halloween, Christmas, Easter, the Chinese New Year and the end of school.
We will be recruiting Honorary Room parents to spend one hour a week becoming friends with the children and finding ways to enrich the classroom and support the teachers.
We will be giving small grants to our volunteers to encourage their creativity and generosity with the children they will be befriending.
We look forward to a busy Fall.