We would like to thank Noah Summerhays who collected items to create a large donation of hygiene kits for ENA!!!
Noah organized donations for vital hygiene supplies and an event to assemble the items into kits that we can now ship to Africa. We are very excited to distribute about 100 kits and know that they will be life changing to all those who receive them.
Thank you for your hard work and generosity!
Here is Noah’s Eagle Scout Project Write-up:
“First off, I would like to say that this project has been challenging, and very rewarding. I chose to do this particular project because I have personally been to the continent of Africa, and have a first-hand account of the poverty and lack of resources that many people there face. In light of the recent health crisis in Africa, my project seems timely, even though I started it before the news of Ebola broke out.
The nature of my effort was to gather hygiene kits to give to Engage Now Africa, an organization in charge of getting such items over there. Basic hygiene is one of the most important things we can do to thwart disease and fend off bacteria and viruses. These hygiene kits will be sent to orphanages and homeless shelters, many of which are fighting Ebola containment and outbreak. It feels exceedingly wonderful to have contributed to helping children during such dire situations. There are so many good people in the world who are trying to make other people able to increase their quality of life. I am fortunate to know a number of these people, especially those working with Engage Now, and I feel privileged to have helped in some small way.” -Noah Summerhays
Below are pictures of the event he organized to assemble the donated items into hygiene kits…
(Noah with our Chris Gay, ENA’s West Africa Director)
To learn more about how you can help and make a difference, visit our website here or contact us to see which items are currently needed most in the areas we serve in. We are happy to provide lists of items and guidance on how to create a similar event in your area!!]]>