Project: Fill an Empty Suitcase

Posted by on Mar 29, 2013 in Featured, Global, Indonesia, News | Comments Off on Project: Fill an Empty Suitcase

We had a friend traveling to Indonesia and we were able to coordinate the delivery of a suitcase to the boarding school we support.  What a fun project!

We had 4 categories of items that that we wanted to send:

  • School supplies
  • Clothes
  • Toys
  • Treats!

One challenge we had was to find things that wouldn’t melt in the heat. We were able to purchase a bunch of school supplies, pencils, colored pencils, paper, and stickers. We purchased many new shirts, shorts and hair accessories. We put in two soccer balls along with an air pump, ballons, and hard candy.  We found weight was the biggest challenge, we were within a fraction of a pound of the weight limit.

We heard that everyone enjoyed opening the suitcase! It worked out so that all of the children received 1-2 clothing items, and everyone enjoyed the school supplies and candy. The soccer balls were a big hit as well, and they requested basketballs next time! We found out that the NBA is a very popular over there.

A big thank you to everyone who donated money or items to fill this suitcase!