Mission Trip February Fundraisers

February 13, 2018

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Photo Credit: Emily Anderson/Achona Online

Donation bins for toys and shoes are located outside the iLab, as well as the prom dress bins.

In just four short weeks (Mar. 10-18), the AHN missionaries will be traveling to their service sites during Mini Course Week. A couple of trips are conducting bake sales, while others are hosting drives to collect much needed items for the less fortunate that will soon be helped.

The inaugural Nicaragua mission trip is collecting gently used toys for children and Spanish books. The girls traveling to Nicaragua also have been given individual families that they will connect with in order to bring specific household items that are needed.

If you can donate, please talk to Grace Buckhorn (‘19),  math teacher, Megan Dubee, assistant principal, Erin Krukar, or the other girls attending the trip.

The Nicaragua missionaries will be traveling to the capital Managua and staying at a church compound with an attached school and soup kitchen. (Photo Credit: Emily Anderson/Achona Online)

The 19th annual trip to the Dominican Republic is hosting an annual shoe and sock drive. They are also in need of big suitcases to carry the items. If you can donate any size or style of gently used close-toed shoes and new socks, you can leave them in the boxes in the lobby on the second floor outside of the iLab.  AHN missionaries started this drive 17 years ago, with the help of science teacher, Rebeca Zambrano.

Posters have been hung on every corner and stairwell displaying the details of the drive and how badly they are in need of donations. (Photo Credit: Emily Anderson/Achona online)

Macy McConnie (‘18) will be attending the DR mission trip for the second year. She says, “The shoe drive just started this week so we would truly appreciate everyone going through their closets and asking their family, friends, and neighbors for any old shoes they don’t want anymore. These kids cannot go to school without them and their parents can’t get jobs without them, so please help us for the entire month of February.”

Kat Hahn (’18) and Macy McConnie (’18) interact with children in the Dominican Republic, sizing each child’s feet with their shoe collections. (Photo credit: Macy McConnie/used with permission)

 

Alyssa LoSauro (’18) says, “I think it is important for everyone to contribute to the mission trip drives because unfortunately not everyone is blessed with everyday essentials like we are.”

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