Mitchell Elementary School in Southeast Manitoba surprised us all at their last TREATS + TREASURES Fundraiser on May 3rd! This is a fundraiser put on by the WHOLE SCHOOL where the students donate their toys and parents bring in baked goods. The community spirit is electric!! All the students get to come shopping! This is the 8th consecutive year that they have partnered with funding students to school in Liberia, West Africa, through the organization of Provision of Hope. This year they will put 13 students to school. In total they have raised a grand sum of $ 18,498!!! This is most remarkable!!!
The Liberian Students like to send their letters and artwork for the students at MES. Take a look!
Liberian children all need to pay for their school fees, which is the reason many cannot afford to go to school. Registration and tuition is approximately $ 300 per student, plus their school supplies. This is a country that is extremely poor with a very high unemployment rate. We all believe that to end poverty, education is necessary. This year Provision of Hope was able to fund 150 students to school and Mitchell Elementary’s partnership was a big help.
This is a SUMMARY OF FUNDS raised over the past 8 yrs and where the funds were distributed.
2011 – 750 for bunk beds for Ma Esther’s Orphan Home
2012 – 1,100 Teaching Materials for 5 Teachers
2013 – 1,400 – 7 students to school
2014 – 1,600 – 8 students to school
2015 – 2,247 -9 students to school plus uniforms & shoes
2016 – 3,087 -9 students to school plus all school supplies and textbooks
2017 – 3,614- 10 students plus uniforms, shoes, PE suits,copy books & book bags
2018 – 4,700 13 students to school plus materials
Grand total to date 18,498.00
Karen Barkman, would like to thank the STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND PARENTS of the Mitchell Elementary School for YOUR KIND AND CARING HEARTS to help our children in Liberia!
Every dollar donated goes to this cause. Nothing is taken off for admin fees.
Thank you for THE DIFFERENCE YOU MAKE!!!!