Lifting spirits in Africa

Backpack project to help improve the lives of some 5,000 destitute children in 37 orphanages

Lifting spirits

 

Christmas is coming early for children in Africa.

This month, a container of gifts is on its way to Kenya, Mozambique and Uganda in a project coordinated by Lift The Children. Among those gifts will be more than 100 backpacks filled with basic school supplies and hygiene items, collected by Surrey’s Diamond Delivery.

Diamond Delivery, a B.C.-wide transportation and distribution service with its head office in Surrey, organized the backpack project to help improve the lives of some 5,000 destitute children in 37 orphanages throughout Africa.

Lift the Children is sending the container filled with these backpacks. The container will also include blankets, bicycles, sports equipment and many other items for the enjoyment and increased comfort of these needy children.

Diamond Delivery welcomes donations of backpacks filled with simple school items such as pencils, rulers, crayons, lined notebooks, etc. Basic hygiene items are also accepted.

For more information and to drop off your backpack donation, contact Sherry Lang at 604-328-5913 or  email spl5913@hotmail.com

Lift the Children is registered under Welcome Home Society in Canada. Their mission is to assist the world’s most destitute children in providing them a loving home as well as the training and inspiration needed to become self-sufficient adults.

The charity group also accepts donations of money: Send your cheque or money order to Lift The Children, 6911 King George Highway, Surrey, V3W 5A1. To learn more about Lift The Children, visit www.liftthechildren.org

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