Sandall Family donates to the SOAR program in Zambia , in honor of Emily, to help support adolescent girls getting back in school.
This project gives us hope as we enter a new year,2021!
By supporting CARE’s SOAR schools in Zambia, we are putting adolescent girls back in school where they belong. We also are helping family members take an active role in supporting developmental opportunities for their daughters, nieces and granddaughters. Educating girls can break cycles of poverty in just one generation.
CARE’s SOAR Initiative helps by:
Addressing the developmental and learning needs of school-aged girls and their families.
Providing access to comprehensive education for out-of-school adolescents.
Enhancing the community’s knowledge, understanding and appreciation of early childhood care and girls’ education.
Through the Strengthening Opportunities for Adolescent Resilience (SOAR) Project, CARE and its implementing partner, Children’s Sentinel Trust Zambia (CSTZ), will reach 25,000 adolescents and 25,000 children aged zero to six in the two districts. Running from January 2018 through May 2021, the project supports adolescent girls and boys to re-enter school, either directly or through a high-quality accelerated learning program, while also supporting the growth and development of children through early childhood development initiatives within communities.
Reasons for not being in school were lack of support and unplanned pregnancies/early pregnancies. The desire to be literate was the main motivation amongst the adolescents to return to school.
Wouldn’t Emily love this project?!
Happy New Year to all!
Becky, Emily’s mom
Happy Holidays to our Foundation community.
Hoping for peaceful holidays for all.Thank you for your incredible kindness to our family and love for Emily.It truly means so much to us.
This is a tree that was growing too close to the fence in our yard. I first decorated it outside for the neighbor kids to enjoy for a few weeks. Today we brought it in for our Christmas tree!
The Sandall Family donated to the Bellingham Giving Circle for the holiday season in honor of Emily.
These children, identified as unaccompanied homeless teenagers, do not live with a parent or guardian but are enrolled in the Bellingham School District. Due to their age and because they have no parent or guardian, they are not eligible for many community services.
The Bellingham Giving Circle is a local non-profit with a mission to support the needs of these homeless kids in order for them to stay in school.
Wouldn’t Emily love this idea?!
In honor of the 14th anniversary, the Sandall family will be donating warm socks and hats to the homeless shelter in Bellingham. A friend of mine who works in the field will help deliver them and keep me informed what else might be needed in the future. I think Emily would really like that.
The purpose of Base Camp is to help neighbors who are experiencing homelessness. They provide food, shelter, and care to give the guests hope, let them know they have incredible value, and encourage life-change.
At Base Camp, you’ll find:
A safe place for 190 people to stay, night or day
Free breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day
Showers and public restrooms
Welcoming, supportive staff and volunteers