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Help the Orphans in Africa!!!

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Jennifer Balagna


Hi friends!
I am heading for a month long trip to a populated yet troubled town in north Tanzania, Africa. It has been one of my life goals to devote time to volunteering in 3rd world countries, I figured there could not be a better time to serve my fellow homosapians than now. Through the International Volunteer HQ, a New Zealand based volunteer non-profit, I am working for a few weeks in an orphanage and then another two weeks at a local elementary school teaching grammar. To my friends and family who are worried about my traveling 20+ hours to a impoverished sometimes unsafe country, fear not!! The organization puts us up in a community housing (complete with a body guard). There is also a facebook group dedicated solely to Tanzania - which I am now a part of - where I can and have chatted with other young 20-somethings (even some from NY) about our upcoming trip - and hopefully a few excursions on a safari and to the island of Zanzibar.

Why I am reaching out to you: I believe I can't arrive to Africa empty handed given the country's dismal circumstances. I am collecting donations to provide school supplies such as coloring books, paper, pencils, even some stuffed animals/toys to the school upon arrival. If I reach my goal of a modest $3,000, I will then be able to also donate a sizeable portion to a foundation that acts as an intermediary for donating to schools. The organization makes sure that the money is put to the proper use so that it ultimately reaches the children. Any bit counts - $25, $50, $100, $1 million (ok just kidding about that last part..). I am so very excited for this opportunity and as I see it, a life changing experience awaits.

Thank you for taking the time to view my page. Peace!!!




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