A huge thank you to the congregation of Church at the Crossing in Indianapolis, Indiana for collecting and putting together backpacks for all the children in our school again this year. After packing all the bags and shipping them to Kenya, several members of the church were on hand in the village last month to help distribute the bags to the children. Before receiving backpacks through the 5&2 project, many of the children had never had new pencils, crayons, notebooks, or toys. The absolute joy seen and heard when the bags are handed out is priceless. This year, in addition to providing backpacks for the children, Church at the Crossing also put together bags for our teachers and staff filled with school supplies and other useful items. What a special gift to our school!
And now… on to the happy!
This is what joy looks like!
So many boxes, so many bags!
Modeling the new backpacks!
Such excitement when the bags are handed out!
The kids were so excited about the contents of the backpacks.
A new book to read–one of the most requested items!
Damarius loves her new doll…
As does Shanny!
After the kids received their new bags, it was the staff’s turn!
They were so thrilled with the contents of the bags!
A big thank you from Village Project Africa to the congregation and staff of Church at the Crossing and our sponsors who helped make this possible!
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