We are partners/friends with StarMight Foundation of NH who will be travelling to Nicaragua in a few weeks. We are collecting school supplies for a school they are visiting. Our good friend Pat, will personally deliver the goods via horseback. If you have supplies you would like to donate, markers or colored pencils, please contact me ASAP. Must have supplies in hand by January 13, 10. We are not accepting paper or crayons due to weight and temps.
Pat Corlin of Nh Board of Volunteers took a recent trip to Nicaragua where she donated school supplies to local schools.
She asked if Color My World could help and we did!
Here is a look at some of photos of those supplies being dropped off.
Update from 2014-
Looking back at this post this may have been our first inspiration to start serving in Nicaragua! -Angela Hughes
Thanks Pat for making a difference!
Color My World teamed up with The NH Board of Youth Volunteers (Which Hillary and Chase served on) and The StarMight Foundation, for The 25th Annual Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism and Volunteer NH to bring the 2nd Annual NH Youth Conference On Volunteerism to middle and high school students Across The State! Hundreds of hygiene kits and school supplies were created donated to Color My World to be shipped around the world.
Hillary and Chase with Gov. Lynch, NH.
In 2005, the StarMight Foundation, A 501c-3 NH Non-profit Organization,”Empowering Young People To Find Their Passions And Use Them To Make The World A Better Place,” began an initiative called the New Hampshire Board of Youth Volunteers.
For two years, 16 middle and high school students, representing 12 different NH schools, collaborated monthly to plan and implement the very first conference about volunteerism in NH designed BY youth FOR youth.
Their work continues today…..
“Together We’re Creating A Whole New Paradigm!”
The NH Board of Youth Volunteers (NHBYV) serves as a network of young volunteers from around the state of NH that exemplify the power of youth. This Board of Youth Volunteers has been designed to bring youth volunteers, between grades 7-12, together throughout the year to plan, organize, execute and promote the very first NH Youth Conference on Volunteerism. The purpose of the Youth Conference on Volunteerism is to provide middle and high school students the unique opportunity to network, learn, and be recognized for their commitment to community service.
This project is what helped launch our foundation, all though it would be a few more years later before we became “Official”.
As the Iowa Young Mother of the Year, I decided to put together a project with Lee Frogley (deceased) for school kits to Africa. I remember specifically explaining to my children that in Africa, children have to split pencils in threes and shares. Crayons and school supplies were non-existent for many children all over the world.
I love these photos of our first beginning and looking back how far we have come at Color My World