School Supply Drive

It is that time of year for back-to-school shopping and an opportunity to support students in Liberia with school supplies, shoes, personal care items, toys and so much more. Uniting Distant Stars is currently accepting supplies (see list below or download flyer) for our 4th Annual School Supply Drive.

Read about 2013 supply campaign: Nourishing the Minds of Liberia’s Bright Stars

We are also accepting monetary donations as well to help defray the
shipping costs of $200 per box and purchase supplies for the students.
Go to our Become a Star page to donate by check or click on the donation button in the right pane.

The supplies will be picked up by IBXpress in September to start their trans-Atlantic shipment to Liberia. Soon after their arrival at the Free Port in Monrovia, they will be distributed at our Annual Student Celebration to about 250 students attending the Russ Wood Christian Academy in Congo Town, Liberia. Our goal this year is to fill four 14-cubic-foot boxes.

Read about the Annual Student Celebration: Liberia: Celebrating the Student

2014 Supply Drive Updates:

Here are pictures of the supplies we have gathered since last year that include various books, coloring books, footballs/kick balls/basketballs, toothpaste and toothbrushes, notebooks, folders and more.

Week 1 of Campaign: This is what was donated in supplies since the launch on July 27 that included 150 notebooks, 51 folders and more.

Week 2 of Campaign: This is what was donated in supplies from August 3 to 9 that included more notebooks, folders, 3-ring binders, coloring books, library books and more.

Week 3 of the Campaign: This is what we received from August 10 thru 16 that included coloring books, crayons, toothpaste and toothbrushes.

Week 4 of the Campaign: This is what we received from August 17 thru 23 that included over 700 notes, 525 folders, pencils, sharpeners, erasers and more.

Week 5: This is what we received from August 24 thru September 2  that included over 900 notes, 200 coloring books, pencils, crayons, rulers,
erasers and more.

Weeks 6 and 7: This is what we received from September 3 thru September 13 that included 20 pairs of flip-flops and 30 pencil sharpeners.