Age of Awareness (AOA) announces our Box/Bank (B/B) program to help those desperately in need of items. Schools, villages and orphanages throughout Ghana, West Africa will benefit from your generous donations. All you will need is a box and a bank. You will fill up a box of items between now and January 1, 2014 and collect your daily pocket change to put in your bank to assist in shipping your box.
Here is how it works:
THE BOX – Begin filling your BOX now with new and/or gently used items.
(medium box size 18″X18″X16″, large box size 18″X18″X24″)
You can use boxes you may have that are similar in size, or you can pick one up for about $1.50 at Home Depot.
Here are some guidelines:
ITEMS FOR WOMEN summer blouses, shorts, pants, undergarments, soaps, perfumes, make up, nail polish, hair products, bags, shoes, sneakers, sanitary napkins, dresses, skirts, jeans, deodorant
ITEMS FOR MEN tee shirts, pants, jeans, underwear, shorts, cologne, baseball caps, shoes, sneakers, socks, ties, dress shirts, suits, soaps, deodorant, shampoo
ITEMS FOR CHILDREN summer baby clothes, shoes, socks, sneakers, shorts, tee shirts, underwear, pampers, small toys
OTHER ITEMS All teaching and learning materials — books (fact-based like encyclopedias), children’s books, games, educational videos and CDs, pens, pencils, crayons, notebooks, erasers, rulers, calculators, folders, construction paper, markers, flash cards, computers, printers, scissors, rulers, tape, band aids, antibacterial ointments, hand sanitizer, cell phones, tooth brushes, tooth paste, lined paper
Secure a bank, small box or any other similar item to put your leftover pocket change in every day. You will be really surprised how this will add up and you won’t feel the pinch. The cost to ship a medium box will be about $75 and the large box will be about $90. And the best part is you have between now and January 2014 to save up! It’s just a little over $10 a month!
JANUARY 2014 BOX/BANK DROP OFF– location to be determined – details to follow.
The shipment should arrive in Ghana by late F ebruary/early March and I will be going over in late March to distribute the items. I welcome you to join me…I will have all trip details by November 2013. The trip normally runs about $2100 for air and hotel. Food and tours are not included.
Please feel free to pass this information on to your friends, neighbors, coworkers, community groups, Girl Scouts, etc…
If you have any questions or require further information please give me a call or send me an email. For those of you participating, I will be sending out “helpful tips” emails regularly to assist you in your effort. Attached is a picture of some very happy recipients on my last visit. Thank you so much for your consideration and looking forward to your participation!