Thursday, October 22, 2015

Christmas in July

Here is a little update.

In July we hosted a party organized by  Kerry Jetton to assemble Christmas gifts for the children at Future Leaders UCC.
Women from Northern Virginia and DC got together and hand decorated each gift bag. 
We shopped the back to school sales for art and school supplies for the gift bags. 
While we were decorated we were getting advice all the way from our friends in Ghana at Champions Porch sports bar on how to write Merry Christmas on the bags.
 Beanie Babies. 
We collected toys like barbies, 

and cars and trucks for the kids! 
We filled  and boxed over 260 gift bags - enough for all of the kids at Future Leaders plus the kids from the community who also come to the party.

Adrienne brought the boxes to Daniel, our shipping angel. Daniel got the boxes on a special shipment to make sure they would arrive in Africa on time. 

This picture was taken with the little bags we sent in 2012. It is so beautiful to see how the project is growing.  Thanks to everyone who participated!!!
Medassi Pa!

The ship set sail in September. Look for more pictures to come.