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Help us send 45 underprivilaged children to school
$1,000 raised
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Ended Jun 17, 2013
We have been supporting the "Purok 6" community in the Philippines for several years. We started out supporting a "head start" school for children to help them succeed in the public schools. We realized that many of these children did not have the ...
We have been supporting the "Purok 6" community in the Philippines for several years. We started out supporting a "head start" school for children to help them succeed in the public schools. We realized that many of these children did not have the means to go to school even though the public schools here are free. They needed to buy an everyday uniform, a PE uniform, dress shoes, PE shoes, socks, undershirt, notebooks, backpack, pencils, etc. This costs about $25 per child. The average family only brings home around $5 a day, so $25 is a huge amount for them. Because of this, many children only go to school until the 3rd grade. As we've been helping these children over the years, the local church has grown tremendously. The children are taking pride in their education, often ending up on the "honor roll." The parents are so thankful for the interest we've taken in their children. Every week the children come to a Saturday "Sunday" School where they learn more about Jesus. The parents started a PTA and began doing small fundraisers to help raise funds for the "head start" program. They don't raise much, but what they do, gives them a feeling of ownership. It really has been amazing watching the results of this effort. Each year, 15 more children are added to the group that we're supporting. This year we're helping 45 students. At this time we are supporting them until they graduate from the 6th grade. We'd love to continue until they graduate from high school. We are excited for this opportunity and we would love for you to join us.
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