Africa Container Project Update- August 9, 2011

 

Container Project On Schedule!

We have had tremendous response from our school supply, toy and book drives.  All donated items have been sorted and boxed up, ready to be shipped to Vancouver July 19th.  On July 30th, we loaded the container at the Rotary World Help Network  (RWHN) warehouse with Rotarians from clubs throughout the lower Mainland.

The Movie link (with sound)  is: 

Slideshow with music 

The slideshow link (without sound and better resolution) is:

https://picasaweb.google.com/110390664240001119511/LesothoContainerProject?authkey=Gv1sRgCOXPxNLz8v6LpwE  

The main focus of the project is to ship medical equipment.  We have obtained three hospital beds (Whistler Health Centre), a few crutches and some supplies from Squamish General Hospital.  We also have acquired some dental hygiene products. The RWHN warehouse in Coquitlam has medical supplies set aside for us which we will load together on July 30th.

To compliment the much needed medical supplies, we are also added many items donated from generous people up and down the corridor.  We have a great collection of paper, pens, pencils, markers, workbooks, crayons and art supplies for the children in Lesotho.  We also have over 300 soccer jerseys donated from Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton Youth Soccer clubs.  Boxes of toys and books are also packed up and ready to go.   

The project, known as "Quilts for Africa" wouldn't be complete without beautiful handmade quilts from a variety of quilters around North America.  School children on the Sunshine Coast, quilters from Florida, Whistler and Pemberton, along with local knitters, have provided us with beautiful handmade blankets that will be given out upon our arrival this October. 

Thank you for all your donations and support 

 

 

 

 Donations received to date:

Update coming soon.....