Items for the Container

Good morning!

         I am hoping you all had a great weekend!  I know summer is a busy time with travel and family, but I wanted to remind you to mark Aug 13th on your calendar if you are in the area, for Back to School with Laura the Elephant.  It will be a great day of food, fun, elephant rides, games, and music.  We will be collecting supplies to send in the container on the day of the event.  The school is in need of everything, from the most basic: pens, pencils, paper, rulers…to copy machines, computers, playground equipment!   Because we will be shipping a 40ft container, weight is not an issue like it is with mailing items.  If any of you have any contacts with companies that would donate large amounts of items, please contact them. Don’t be afraid to ask!  I can supply you with all necessary non profit numbers or letters that are needed.  I just heard today on email from Naomi and she says a tent and plastic chairs would be very helpful as well.  It would make a great business and way to make money for them. Thank  you,  Dawn from Kalamazoo for 3 treadle sewing machines. We will be teaching our girls in Thobola to sew and share with their villages and possibly someone to make a living as well.  I know there are grants out there or businesses that can supplement this shipment.  Please, do not be hesitant to ask them.  We’re all in this together.  Some sew. Some donate. Some contact people and spread the word.  Thank you all SO much for your help!  See you Aug 13th.  If you’re not in the area, please let me know if you’d like to help sponsor the costs of the day or the shipping container.  I want to put your names in the program and on the website!  Check it out!  We already have several!  Love, Rachel

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