Friday, February 11, 2011

17 hours Till Takeoff!

We've been meeting almost weekly since October and now we're 16 hours away from departure. Our weekly meetings have consisted of getting to know one another, communicating logistics, developing and fine tuning our team lesson plans, and coordinating fundraising for the kids at Safe Passage; and all of our hard work is about to pay off!

This week, most of our time and energy went into collecting tangible donations, which we will be bringing with us on the flight. 310 pounds (oh yes, all weighed) of bath towels, diaper wipes, socks, underwear, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, computer paper, markers, art supplies, etc. are now packed and ready to go! In addition, cash donations allowed us to be able to purchase a digital camera for the school, as well as leaving us $170, which we will use to purchase powdered milk once in the country.

Safe Passage was thrilled when they heard about our generous donations, and were especially excited about the camera, as it has been high on the wish list, yet low as a priority when requesting donations.

We are so thankful to be a part of such a giving community!

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