Drive For School Supplies

Honduras has a 28% unemployment rate. Over 70% of the people live in poverty and the average person makes about $3,000 a year. In Honduras families are required to pay for school uniforms and all school supplies for their children. Because of the poverty many families cannot afford to send their children to school. Only 33% of children attend school beyond the sixth grade.

We would like to invite you, your family, your Sunday school class or your church to help the poor kids in Armenia Bonito have the school supplies they need to attend school. The school year in Honduras runs from the end of January to the middle of November. We would like to provide hundreds of poor children with the school supplies they need to attend school in 2010.

If you would like to provide school supplies for the kids in Armenia Bonito there are two ways you can help:

1) Purchase school supplies in the U.S. and mail them to:

Mike & Erin Pettengill
P.O. Box 1090
La Ceiba, Atlantida
Central America

The cheapest way to mail a package to us is to use the US Postal Service’s Flat Rate boxes.

2) Collect money and send it to us using your debit or visa card. We will buy the school supplies here in Honduras. You can send money buy using this link.

In Honduras many parents have to choose between feeding their children and sending them to school. By sending a few extra dollars or a few notebooks you could provide a chance for a child to attend school in 2010. Thank you for your prayerful support of our Drive For School Supplies.

Please have all school supplies or funds in our hands by December 31, 2009.