Surprises come in many forms and this time it was unprecedented funding covering the expenses for a volunteer videographer to join Jaiaen on her upcoming trip to Zimbabwe in November! Leaving 11-11 and returning 12-12 the team will be working in all of the project areas, bringing back art, as well as taking several project supplies (see below). Please read and respond soon to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have the video qualifications to offer our 25th anniversary as Ancient Ways, and our 20th anniversary year of working in Zimbabwe. Thank you!
How can you help with your Amazon Smile purchasing power? First sign up for Amazon smile choosing Ancient Ways in Scio OR. Then look at the “charity list” that we have prepared with this upcoming trip in mind (notice these items are marked urgent since time is of the essence).
If you like shopping and want to help, please choose one of the items that we need to take early this next month. (Read the balloon text box next to each item). They will be shipped immediately to our Oregon address, and be able to pack into our Zimbabwe suitcases right away. Please pass these requests to your friends and family. Here is a summary for this trip:
GloGerm powder and fluorescent flashlight – This amazing product is a basic for sharing about hand washing hygiene. In a brief moment one can see how well they wash, and what to do differently. We have used this product in the past health forums and it has been a real hit!
Sensory Letter Cards – Preschoolers learn best through their senses. These cards offer the upper and lower case alphabet in multiple colors with touch. Lightweight and easy to take!
Sewing Needles – In Zimbabwe, the needles are coming from China and are below standard, often being rusty, and of course, breaking during use. These requested needles are high quality, lightweight, and so easy to pack. How precious it is to sew, particularly with knowledge of how to make monthly care supplies. Purchase just one of the needle 3-packs listed, and almost half of our girls will each get a new needle!
Cotton Canvas Tote Bags – This tote 12-pack is well designed and sturdy. The women who do textile arts can utilize these high quality totes to design a nice product for sale here.
Car Charger Extender – This great product allows USB and cigarette charging for multiple electronics in one location. With electricity at a premium both in the city and rural area, our Nhimbe office needs help. Many people in the city stay up at night to use what little electricity is available. In the rural area, generators and solar help but not sufficient. This is a great solution!
Thank you for this assistance!