Are you looking for a service opportunity? Well, do I have one for you! I hope you'll find a way to join in. I have recently started shipping packages for families of missionaries serving in the Philippines and have thus become connected with Sister Tracy Maurer. Tracy and her husband will be serving as President and wife over the Tacloban Mission come July. Tacloban is where the typhoon hit so hard this past November. Can you imagine walking into this mission that is working so hard to rebuild after something like this?
As part of their preparations to serve, the Maurers have been collecting school supplies for a school in the Dagami area (about 1/2 hour south of Tacloban City). The goal is to have 200 to 300 packs of school supplies shipped over to Tacloban before they leave in June. They are asking for assistance in meeting this goal.This will require us to work rather quickly as school in the Philippines starts in June. Our first deadline, so as to expedite these materials, will be May 1st. If needed, a second deadline will be added.
There are a few ways to participate in this. We are looking for the following school supplies:
• 300 erasers (Pink Pearl type)
• 300+ glue sticks
• 1500 spiral or composition notebooks (80 pages)
• 300 crayons (12 ct.)
• 300 rulers
• 300 pencil sharpeners
• 900 pencils
• 300 red ballpoint pens
• 300 blue ballpoint pens
• 300 black ballpoint pens
• 300 children’s scissors
• 300 medium backpacks (we have found these for $10 and are accepting donations so we can purchase them)
If you'd like to get involved, please contact Julie Hess (https://www.facebook.com/mommaofthemadhouse) or join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Taclobansupplies/.
I'm sure this experience will bring great blessings to the children of Tacloban as well as us and our missionaries.
Thank you in advance for your help!