The chance to do something so meaningful stuck with me. My husband couldn't take so much time off of work, and we weren't comfortable leaving our boys with someone while traveling across the world. I began to ask friends and coworkers if they were interested in joining me on this adventure. Just when I thought I wouldn't find anyone to join me, my 13 year old son, Owen, said he wanted to go! That set our plans in motion.
I am a special education teacher in an elementary school and Owen is an 8th grade student in middle school. We are both working with our schools to create fundraisers for donated supplies as well as monetary donations for textbooks. 6th grade students at my school study Tanzania all year long as part of their social studies curriculum. How cool would it be to get the students involved in collecting supplies, then being able to see the faces of the kids they were helping!
Owen and I created this page to raise money for our trip. As volunteers with Friends Together, Inc., we are responsible for covering our own travel expenses, including airfare and hotel, as well as paying the cost of transporting the donations we collect to Africa. No donation is too small! We are also collecting money to be used for textbook donations. If you would like your donation to go soley towards textbooks, just say so in the comments. Please consider helping us help them!
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