Clothes, books & toys for the people of Africa

Last December, my husband and I traveled to Tanzania, Africa, a country that will forever be in our hearts. While our main purpose of travel was to experience a safari, what we didn't expect, was to learn so much about the Tanzanian people. We were able to create lasting friendships, which we value today.

We were fortunate to meet all types of people, including members of different indigenous tribes, school teachers, school children, working adults and local kids (some trying to sell, barter or trade literally anything to make some money). We witnessed firsthand how some of these people lived. Some are so poor, living on almost nothing. Even though they don't have much, the people of Tanzania are incredibly friendly, warm, inviting and treat all who visit with the utmost hospitality.

There is just something so special about not being able to speak the same language, but finding ways to still come together and communicate.  The majority of Tanzania's economy depends on tourism, which has completely stopped due to Covid. Many of these people are in need and depend on the donations of others to continue their survival.

Over the past months we have collected clothing, books and toys to send to the people of Tanzania. For all of you that donated, THANK YOU so much. But our mission isn't over. We have packed 3 large boxes full of donations, and I am asking for your help to please send these boxes there. I have calculated the shipping costs as well as customs and duties, and even with a discount the price is $2000. (Box 1: 20x20x20 & 55.5 lbs/25kg; Box 2: 26x21x16 & 70.5lbs/32kg; 20x20x15 &40lbs/18kg). In order to ensure that our donations reach their destination, we are sending these donations directly to our contact in Arusha, Tanzania, who will guarantee the delivery and distribution of all items.

Every single donation no matter now small helps!!!!!!!

THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts.

Donations

  • Kyle Segal 
    • 20 $ 
    • 1 mo

Organizer

Natasha and David Levy 
Organizer
Van Nuys, CA
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