Need: School Supplies for Girls in Kenya
MADRE’s sister organization in Kenya, the Indigenous Information Network (IIN), is working with the Kilgoris Girls’ School in the Transmara Area, Kenya to educate and shelter 400 young girls who are escaping Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) or forced marriages. The school has asked us to provide the girls with feminine hygiene and school supplies.
More than anything, these girls want the chance to go to school. They know that education is the key to improving their own lives and for raising awareness about the rights of women and girls in their communities.
You can help these courageous girls by providing pencils, composition books, rulers, erasers, crayons, markers, chalk, and chalkboard erasers. Donations of pads, cleansing wipes, and OTC Tylenol/Midol are also needed.
If you don’t have the supplies to donate, but still want to make a contribution to these girls, make a monetary donation to help alleviate the costs of shipping supplies to Kenya.
How to Donate Supplies:
Simply mail your donation to:
Attn: Helping Hands
121 West 27th Street Suite 301
New York, NY 10001
Helping Hands can pick up your donation in Manhattan if it is too large for you to mail. You may also drop off your donation at the address above during our business hours, 9:30 am – 6:00 pm.