It seems to be that time of year when it is time to actually start thinking about school supplies. Since I don’t have a child to buy school supplies for anymore, I had kind of lost touch. However, I was pleasantly surprised to see how reasonable it is to get school supplies this time of year.
This year Real Hope For Haiti will be getting sponsorships to help 100 children in the Cazale area go to school. Since the earthquake, more people are struggling to rebuild their homes and are in need of help to let their children attend school.
There are a few different ways that you can help the people of Haiti send their children to school. One is to be involved in a school sponsorship. Go to www.haitirescuecenter.wordpress.com and scroll back a few days to see some of the boys who need a sponsorship. The total cost is $250 per year. Licia has done a wonderful job of sending sponsors information and photos about the child/children they are sponsoring. If you think this is a possibility for you, please contact Licia Betor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Another way that you can help is to send school supplies. I just stopped by Target and was amazed at how affordable things are right now. I was able to get some backpacks for $8.99 each. Crayons are $.25, glue sticks (2/pk) are $.25 — you get the idea. The following is a list of items that they need to get the children ready for school in September:
Tennis Shoes (assorted sizes)
Glue (sticks or liquid)
Please send items to:
Northrup King Building - Main Office
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Last and most important is to pray for the people of Haiti. It has been a very traumatic year. Please pray that they will find comfort and that God, through his people, will provide for jobs, schooling, food, health and other needs they may have. May you search your heart to see if you can give a hand up to people who so desperately want to provide for their families.