Maria’s Supply Cycle

What is your project/chapter/club?

Our project is called Supply Cycle. We work to address educational deficiencies in developing nations by collecting school supplies at a local scale and donating them to schools in South America.

Why did you choose to do this project? What inspired you?

My team members and I value education and believe that underprivileged students are entitled to meaningful experiences in school. An absence of adequate school supplies greatly affects the quality of education these children receive. Everyone deserves the best in their educational experiences!

Why do you care? / Why is it important to help others?

Giving back and helping others – whether it be through food drives, donating school supplies, or raising money – goes a long way. Small actions can greatly influence a person’s life.

What is your current impact, volunteer hours, new volunteers recruited, money raised for JHF, money raised for your project, items donated etc.?

Last year, we began collecting materials from St. Stephen’s, St. Agnes, La Salle, and many family friends. This year, we’ve gathered our donations and recently sent them to an impoverished school in Venezuela. Among our items donated were old binders, folders, pencil cases, rulers, pencils, books, and other gently used school supplies.

Where or to whom have you donated items?

Our first official donation was to Venezuela in early June of 2017. We hope kids at the school can make use of these supplies during the next school year.

What do you need?

We encourage schools and students of all ages in Miami to donate gently used or new school supplies, such as binders, folders, backpacks, pencil cases, paper, pencils, erasers, pens, markers, crayons, rulers, glue sticks, sharpeners, and books in Spanish. We would like to create a website, including a project description, mission statement, donation list, drop-off dates and locations, contact info, and a list of countries we donate to. We are also going to start an Instagram account to publicize news and information to the general public.

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