Reinhardt Collects School Supplies For Kenyan Orphanage
October 14, 2015 - School Supplies
School reserve collected by Dr. Joann Adeogun, an partner highbrow of business during Reinhardt University, will be shipped to an African nation after this week.
The reserve will leave Cherokee County on Saturday, Oct. 17 to make their tour to an institution run by Canton-based nonprofit SERV International.
The 3,461 equipment were donated by Reinhardt students, expertise and staff and enclosed 1,401 pencils, 224 pens, 600 crayons and markers, 163 pieces of chalk, 672 notebooks or paper items, 113 dictionaries and thesauruses, 243 erasers and diverse equipment such as packs of rubber bands, rulers and pencil sharpeners.
Adeogun described a supply expostulate as her approach of giving back.
“It has zero to do with any class,” she said. “It was only a plan value doing.”
Cathi Lindsey, SERV donor family coordinator, voiced interjection for a donated supplies.
“The students, expertise and staff during Reinhardt University have all enriched a lives of a children during House of Hope by their passion, loyalty and enterprise to give behind and make a difference,” she said. “These reserve will privately be delivered by a goal group over 8,000 miles divided to a center of a dried in northwest Kenya where SERV’s institution is located. This supply expostulate is a blessing in so many ways, and all of us during SERV are respected that Reinhardt chose to support House of Hope.”
Adeogun initial schooled about a institution in a open when her general business class, and a plan government category taught by business instructor Tina Boosel, worked with SERV. Adeogun felt called to do more, so she set adult a propagandize supply expostulate on Reinhardt’s Waleska campus this fall.
“I saw a need for something as elementary as pencils and paper,” Adeogun said. “I always trust that to whom most is given most is required. I’ve been given a lot, and giving propagandize reserve is something we can all do. To these children, it means a lot.”
She also collected letters of support for a children from students in several Reinhardt business classes and from immature people during Boosel’s church, Antioch Christian Church in Hickory Flat.
“The thought of a letters was to let a children know they are joining with someone else outward of Kenya,” Adeogun added. “They now have 50 orphans; final open they had 40.”
Adeogun was desirous by a response.
“I was really pleased,” she said. “As common we got some-more than we expected, generally in such a brief volume of time. We started in mid-August, and now it’s early October,” she said.
Photo: Dr. Joann Adeogun. Credit: Reinhardt University