A BackPack for Honduras

Surely you are tired of the situation in Honduras. You are tired of watching all the benefits disappear for which you pay taxes. Or, you’re tired of never even receiving those benefits.

Surely you hit the LIKE button on Facebook posts of users like Anonymous Honduras, Indignados, NotiBomba, etc. and you feel rage building up in your heart due to all the injustice.

Or, you’re tired of watching violence and injustice, terrorism in the rest of the world.

I fell that too. I’m tired too. I’m fed up too.

It’s because of this, that not only our words and thoughts will change the status quo. Because whoever said that words and thoughts aren’t part of the change, is wrong in my opinion. That’s where change begins. But change is produced. And produce is a verb, not a noun. Therefore, to PRODUCE you need to ACT.

One of the poorest communities in Honduras is the area of La Mosquitia (Moskitia). If you’ve seen poverty in children in the capital city Tegucigalpa, or the industrial city San Pedro Sula, or the Mayan city of Copan or any other place in this country, La Mosquitia is 5 or 10 times worse. There is no access to anything. No public transportation, unless its by a small skiff. Mainland has to access through small aircraft or a 7-hour or more skiff ride. It’s an abandoned area. You can compare a picture of it from the 70’s to what it looks like today and there is very minimal difference.

The Waits family, from Texas, decided to abandon their comfort and security in the USA and obey God who sent them on a mission to La Mosquitia. Their 2-year plan turned out to be their lives there today. With the help of others in Texas and other states as well as people in La Ceiba, San Pedro Sula and Puerto Lempira in Honduras, they have built a small school named Instituto Vida Abundante, where besides receiving education, kids can enjoy 2 meals a day, uniforms, school supplies and spiritual guidance.

So, I’m writing to YOU. Yes, YOU. You who are reading this today, you who might be Honduran or Latino, or not. You who want to see a change in the world.

Do you really want to see the world change? YOU HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE IT YOURSELF.

And you might say: “Well, I can’t right now. I’m busy.” or “I don’t have that kind of money.”

I say: “You don’t need much. Let’s stop the complaining and let’s ACT.”

How?

Instituto Vida Abundante in La Mosquitia needs 300 backpacks full of school supplies before September 1st, 2016. (Hurry!) Please find the list below of what the nees are:

  • One backpack
  • 10 notebooks (spiral oro composition)
  • 1 package colored penciles (12 units)
  • 1 package markers (10 units)
  • 1 pair of adult scissors
  • 20 black pens
  • 20 blue pens
  • 48 pencils
  • 24 pencil top erasers
  • 2 large erasers
  • 1 pencil sharpener (that fits in the pencil bag)
  • 10glue sticks
  • 1 ruler
  • 1 package index cards 3X5 (300 count)
  • 1 package white board markers
  • 1 roll masking tape

Where to deliver:

SAN PEDRO SULA:

Suzanne Rajkumar

Casa#2, Colonia La Trejo,

23A Avenida SO,

12B Calle

Tel. 9982-6053

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 6:00pm; Saturday9:00am – 5:00pm

TEGUCIGALPA:

Juan Carlos Núñez Ávila

Calle Principal La Leona #1028

Tel. 9545-1645

Monday – Saturday 8am- 4pm

TEXAS:

Melissa Fortin

3605A. S. College Ave.

Bryan, TX 77801

Tel. 979.481.7891

Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm

YOU MAY ALSO PURCHASE ONLINE:

We’ve created a Registry on each Walmart/Target for your convenience. Please select each and all items on the list and ship to the address provided there.

WALMART: http://goo.gl/PaX1TO

TARGET: http://goo.gl/cibznv

OTHER– Contact Reach Out Honduras

www.reachouthonduras.org 

https://www.facebook.com/ReachOutHonduras

MONETARY DONATIONS:

USA: Send check to

Reach Out Honduras

PO Box 2993 McKinney, TX 75070

HONDURAS: Deposit in 

Banco Atlantida, Alexander Waits, #3201252172, Checking Account

PAYPAL:

laura@reachouthonduras.org

When?

Before September 1st, 2016

Share:

#UnaMochilaPaHonduras #ABackPackForHonduras

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