Recently, the TCP team experienced that energy when shopping for the mattresses purchased from funds raised by our “$$$$ for Zzzz…” campaign, as well as a large water tank raised by the “Kentank for Vision School” campaign.
Generous donors contributed enough money to purchase 29 mattresses for the TCP kids. The large, colourful mattresses were piled on the roof of several vehicles, making an interesting spectacle weaving through busy streets. The team was also able to purchase other items needed by the children, including the large water tank needed to harvest additional rain from the roofs of the Vision School in Kisumu, Kenya.
The importance of these seemingly mundane items can’t be understated. TCP kids need proper sleep because it is incredibly important for memory and learning, and it is essential for a child’s well-being. Clean water is another crucial element of success, allowing the TCP kids to stay healthy.
Our team hopes to make more journeys to the market for other necessities in the near future, and you can help us reach that goal! Read more about our child sponsorship program.
Step 1: The Shoppers
Grace, Mike and Moses prepare for a day of shopping.
Step 2: Go to the Bank
Off to the bank to take out cash.
Withdraw 220,000 Kenyan Shillings to pay for much needed mattresses, a water tank and other items (thanks to the generous donations of TCP supporters!!)
Step 3: Find the Right Store
As is the case in any shopping trip, finding the right store with the proper selection for the best price is key.
Step 4: Prepare Items for Transportation
This water tank is prepared easy installation once it arrives at its destination.
Step 5: Transport Purchases
The back seat of the car is loaded up with toilet paper.
Mattresses are rolled up in the back of this hatchback.
Colourful mattresses are stacked on the car.
More colourful mattresses piled high atop a white van.
The water tank is loaded up for delivery.