UniKids’ Year-End Update 2019

Dear Supporter:
Our team would like to THANK YOU for your love and support throughout this year. Your school supplies donations and your generous financial giving have been monumental in making this year a success! With your help, we were able to raise about $3,500 that is set to cover the shipping cost of school supplies in 2020.
The 2,500 lbs of school supplies we collected this year, have found a good home in different parts of the world. Here is our update:


ETHIOPIA 

Through our partnership with OnePupil Ethiopia, a US based public charity that strives to support children in rural schools in Ethiopia. The organization is established by a team of volunteers to support children in rural schools in Ethiopia attend primary education and strive to reduce the number of children dropping out of school before reaching secondary school. Through this collaboration, we were able to ship about 1,000 lbs of school supplies to be distributed to schools in rural areas of Ethiopia. 


HAITI

Our collaboration with Concerned People for New Haiti (CPNH) has allowed us to provide school supplies for a second year. Organizations like CPNH work towards rebuilding their communities while trying to recover from continuous difficulties. In August, we shipped about 500 lbs of school supplies. Through CPNH’s backpack program, they fill the backpacks with school supplies and provide a year of supplies to the students. We hope that we will alleviate some of the issues by donating school supplies to students in need.


GHANA

We have a strong partnership with Michael Lapsley Foundation in Ghana whose mission is to improve the quality of life of the underprivileged by addressing their educational and social development needs through provision of resources, information and training. Through this collaboration, we were able to ship about 1,000 lbs of school supplies that is aimed to reach four schools in different parts of Ghana. Our partner organization vets these schools to ensure that they fulfill our requirements and to make sure they understand Unikids’ missions and goals. We thank the Executive Director and Founder of Michael Lapsley Foundation,  Ernest Ankomah Kyeremeh, for his outstanding work in making sure that the delivery and distribution was done seamlessly. 
We will not be able to accomplish these success stories without the support from you. Again, we thank you!


Senait Mareligne
Director, UniKidswww.unikids.org

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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 underprivileged families in developing countries.

End of Year – Collection Drive – 2019

We kicked off our 2019 school supplies collection drive with the following schools pledging to participate. We are looking forward to an exciting school supplies collection year!!

Please email me smareligne@unikids.org if you would like to donate school supplies this year.

The collected school supplies will be donated to students in Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda, and Haiti for the year 2019.

  1. Louisville Collegiate School – http://www.loucol.com/
  2. St. Albert The Great School – http://www.stalbertscatholicschool.org/
  3. Our Savior Lutheran School – https://oslslouisville.com
  4. Christian Academy of Louisville – http://caschools.us/
  5. Ascension School – https://www.ascension-parish.com
  6. St. Francis School – https://www.stfrancisschool.org/
  7. Sacred Heart Academy – http://www.sacredheartschools.com/academy
  8. Jennifer Kove Swanson – Representing schools in Indiana
  9. Westport Village – https://westportvillage.com/ in partnership with St. Albert The Great School

Students in Uganda expressing their thanks!