Aid provided to Alta Vista School, the Philippines

Thanks to everyone who donated to help the village school at Alta Vista, which was hit hard by Typhoon Haiyan.  The superstorm struck the Philippines on November 8, 2013, killing more than 6,000 people and destroying the homes of 15 million more.

At the Alta Vista village school all school papers were lost to water damage in the typhoon and the students needed writing tablets and notebooks for lessons. Your donations via Plenty bought school supplies for the 285 children and 48 kids at the day care.  Each student received a notebook and 2 writing tablets, a pen or pencil, an eraser and a pencil sharpener. In total 285 notebooks, 530 notepads, 165 pencils, 120 pens, 165 erasers, 165 sharpeners, plus 50 boxes of crayons and 50 boxes of colored chalk for the daycare were provided. School is over at the end of March, and our friends there told us “this elementary is now set”. Small gestures mean a lot. Thanks for your help.