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School & Art Supplies for Andean Children

$415raised of $2,000 goal
20%

Organizer: Kathryn Torello Beneficiary: Kathryn Torello

While recently visiting Peru, Andy and I handed out pencils to each of the 240 children in a school. The children were incredibly grateful and needed these pencils. Now I want to do more.

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I am fundraising to supply these children with materials that they need to learn and create. The school is in a town called Ollantaytambo. It is a town as well as Inca archaeological site in southern Peru some 60 kilometers northwest of the city of Cusco. It is located at an altitude of 9,160 feet above sea level.

My goal is to fill in the gaps of what the students need for school supplies. Some of the children at this public elementary don't have the necessary supplies to complete their homework. I would love to supply them with art supplies as well. I feel so strongly about the benefits of creative expression through art.

I am in contact with the Principal. With the $ collected I will purchase and mail him the supplies that he feels will be most useful.

It was a small thing for me to buy the pencils and it ended up to being a profound experience to see these children clutch their new pencils to their chests, in JOY!

A small donation would truly benefit these children and make their lives easier. 
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08/27/2014
by Kathryn Torello
Thank you all so much! We are up to $900 . My friend is going to Peru end of Sept. He will purchase all the supplies at Costco place & then deliver the supplies to the school. He will take videos that I will share with you all! 
Thank you so much ! They children will be so overjoyed.
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