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Gratitude

 
 
Gratitude
 
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
~ William Arthur Ward
 
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UniKids, a 501©3 non-profit organization in
Louisville, KY, provides gently used and
new school supplies to students in
orphanages and under privileged families in
developing countries.
Our Mission:
To provide new and gently used
school supplies and educational
materials to students in
developing countries.
To foster a strong relationship
between schools/students in
developing and developed
countries.
To ensure that grade-level
students in developing countries
are equipped with the educational
materials they need to enhance
their daily school activities.
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Dear Supporter:
In January, we began contacting schools, organizations, and
individuals to support us with our school supplies collection drive. In
the last months, several of our supporters donated school supplies
and made monetary contribution. Thank you.
We would like to express our gratitude to the following who
participated in the school supplies collection drive:

  • Our Savior Lutheran School
  • Christian Academy of Louisville
  • Monroe County High School
  • Individual donors
  • Progressive Insurance Company
  • Accuserv Equipment & Supply, LLC
  • The Glenview Trust Company
  • Havana Rumba Restaurant
  • NE YMCA

And we are very thankful to you, our individual supporters, who help
us keep on moving forward. It is an incredible feeling to know that you
can make a difference, even if you think it is minimal.
We are expanding globally and we are very pleased to report to you
that this year’s school supplies recipients are students served under
these organizations:
World Changers’ Academy - The Gambia
Michael Lapsley Foundation - Ghana
Kids International Ministries - Philippines
We continue to collect school supplies throughout the year. If you have
any used or new school supplies to donate, please contact me
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call/text: 502.235.8682, or UniKids Facebook
Page.
We appreciate you!!!

 Senait Mareligne and UniKids Team

 
   
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We have shipped!!!​! - Unikids (School Supplies for Orphanages​)

It has been a long awaited process. We have been collecting gently used and new school supplies for the past two years with the desire to bring excitement to students who are not fortunate enough to afford school supplies. We finally fulfilled our desire on August 2013.

Through the partnership with Kids International Ministries (KIM), we arranged to ship to the Philippines. The schools, sponsored by KIM, in Manila host about 450 students who are orphans or come from low-income families. We were glad to have shipped 1,150 LB of various school supplies to help these students with their educational needs. The school supplies were delivered in October.

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  • You made it happen – our supporters!!!
  • Kids at school
  • Students opening the school supplies boxes
       We will continue to work hard in fulfilling our mission of providing school supplies to students in orphanages and low-income families in developing countries. Thank you for your continued support!

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Founder's Message

 senait profile picThe idea of recycling school supplies came to me in 2007 when I realized that my children, at the end of each school year, come home with bags of used school supplies, put them away, and start their summer vacation. The used supplies disappear unnoticed and unused. Like many parents in the US, when school starts in August I end up buying new school supplies, back packs, etc.

I began sending my children’s gently used school supplies to students in Ethiopia, my home country. The school supplies, though few in quantity, were helpful to children who went to my neighborhood school. They were excited to get crayons, markers, scissors, erasers, rulers, glue sticks, ruled papers, etc. They would have mainly continued their education with the basic pen and pencil. These supplies added color to their daily activities.

In 2008, the concept expanded from one box of supplies to many more through the participation of an elementary school in Louisville, KY. The principal, teachers, parents, and students came on board and donated boxes of supplies with great enthusiasm. The following year, we got a second school on board and more than doubled our supplies. 

Today, UniKids is a tax-exempt non-profit organization in Louisville, KY and collaborates with more schools each year to support the educational needs of children in developing countries.
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UniKids Overview

UniKids Inc. started its work in 2007 by donating a box of gently used school supplies to one classroom in Ethiopia, East Africa.

The school supplies, though few in quantity, were helpful to these children. They were excited to get crayons, markers, scissors, erasers, etc. Without these supplies, they would have mainly continued their education with the basic pen and pencil. These supplies added color to their daily activities.

In 2008, the concept expanded from one box of supplies to many more through the participation of an elementary school in Louisville, KY. The principal, teachers, parents, and students came on board and donated boxes of supplies with great enthusiasm. The following year, we got a second school on board and more than doubled our supplies.

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