Reach out and help those at Our Home, which is an orphanage and a primary school for over 350 under-privileged children in Kerala, India. Through this charity organization, you can donate and volunteer by visiting their orphanage or using their online website, along with Little Big Help, their main sponsor.
During my first year in South Korea, while working at a secondary public school, an expat English teacher introduced me to this organization through a donation event called "Bring A Pencil To School Day". This is a day for students to all bring one brand-new unsharpened pencil(s) to school as a donation for Our Home orphans in Kerala. Since it was around Christmas time that we did the fundraiser, many students also made Christmas cards for the children. This is an excellent bonus, since many of the orphans have not received Christmas cards before.
Here's how to do this fundraiser at your school or work:
1. Introduce the orphanage/school using the PPT and websites below.
2. Have your students or colleagues create and decorate boxes for the pencils. They can also make posters to hang up around the school that introduce and promote the fundraiser.
3. Choose one day for all students or colleagues to bring in a pencil(s) (and Christmas card if they'd like). Have them drop the pencil into the box.
5. Send the box off to Kerala!
This is a fun and simple activity that will get everyone in the spirit of Christmas and the holiday seasons! Hope you spread this gift by sharing the idea with others.
Little Big Help PPT