Wednesday, March 11, 2009

School Kits

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela.
Our March meeting was held Tuesday, March 10 at Sandy O's home. Five ladies attended, and we watched a video on the Humanitarian Services of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the great need worldwide for service. We also learned about Rose Ann Gunther, who received the "Women's Achievement Award in 2005" from the Utah Commission for Women and Families. Mrs. Gunther, along with her Service Group, first developed the Hygiene, School and Newborn Kits for the Humanitarian Center that are now sent throughout the world.

Sister Gunther organizes ongoing humanitarian projects and meets with a large group each Wednesday to work on these projects. KSL TV highlighted Sister Gunther and her work between conference sessions. Her impact on humanity has been great. She is a wonderful example of the positive impact one person can make in the world.

Our current project is working on school kits that will be going to Afghanistan. We have been collecting items for the school kits such as pencils, erasers, rulers, sharpeners, colored pencils, etc. During our meeting, we cut out fun foam shapes and tied them together in groups to be placed in each of the school kits.

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