It’s that time again when we as parents, grandparents or childcare providers, work hard to keep our kids busy with fun and meaningful activities over the summer. It’s also a great time to expose our children to the needs of other kids around the world, and help them understand that they can make a tangible difference from their own homes.
Many children Orphan Relief and Rescue serves in Benin and Liberia will not be able to go back to school in September if we do not help them. In the areas where we work, If a child does not have a uniform, backpack, school supplies, and school tuition money, they cannot attend school in their country. These necessities are considered luxuries to the average family in West Africa, as the United Nations ranks Benin and Liberia among the poorest countries in the world.
This year Orphan Relief and Rescue has over 300 children that we want to get back into school in September, but we cannot do this without your help. 254 of these children are ones who we have intercepted from becoming trafficked. By providing for them to go to school and putting them on our feeding program, they are prevented from being sold into servant-hood.
We need to raise 20,000 USD to accomplish our back to school goal.
Last year, we had a fun time seeing how creative many of you were in helping us raise these funds through our Kids Helping Kids Summer Challenge!
Some people did lemonade stands, pizza party sales, coin drives, and contests within Kids Clubs. This year we would love to have you participate in our Summer Challenge, and will have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize again for the person or group that can raise the most funds for this need. The deadline for this contest will be August 31st, 2017. Prizes will be awarded by September 15th 2017.
The prizes will be authentic African gifts that you will love to display in your home, office or classroom.
Ready to get started?
For coin drives, visit our Take Action page, scroll to KIDS, and download any of our sized printable labels to start raising funds today!