Helping to make a difference in Zimbabwe

UPDATE: In October 2017 Rotary Club of Harlem began working with The Good Shepherd Orphanage in Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe.

Since then we have had a second visit to the orphanage by a RCH member (May, 2018.) Our club member, Chaka, took clothes and supplies, but also some funds. With those funds he took the forty children in the orphanage SHOPPING! For some of these kids this was the first time in their lives they could go in a shop, PICK out clothes or shoes, and pay for it with cash. They were overwhelmed!

Chaka also delivered to the children personal letters written to each of the children by RCH members.

Below are photos and videos of the students receiving the items as well as some samples of the adorable and sweet letters the children sent back in reply!!!

 

 

Warning – These letters will melt your heart!!

 

Background: In October, 2017, the children at The Good Shepherd made the Rotary Club of Harlem this video as a ‘thank you’ for funds donated by our club to help cover school fees, blankets, utensils, school supplies, toiletries, and clothes. It’s WE who feel gratitude for being able to help make a difference in the lives of these young people.

Thank you, Chaka Watch N and The Salvation Army Harlem Temple Corps for connecting us with this orphanage. The start of a beautiful partnership!

#ServiceAboveSelf #makingadifference

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