In honor of Em, Nov. 8, 2017

In honor of Emily on the 11th year, The Sandall Family will donate 11 Nepali wool hats to the Giving Circle for 11 students to keep warm this
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?!

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A Gentle Idea to Honor Em, Nov. 8, 2017

A Gentle Idea to honor Em, Nov. 8, 2017 Eleventh Year anniversary

As we near the eleventh year anniversary I thought of an idea that might help make it easier.Let’s all try and do a good deed that day
or around that day like we did last year. If everyone can then send their stories to me,
I will then compile them anonymously and send them back around to everyone. Wouldn’t she love that?
My e-mail is
Thank you,
Becky Sandall

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Sankhu-Palubari Community School Dedication!

Update on the Sankhu-Palubari Community School dedication:
The annual program and the dedication of the new school building will take place on Friday, Dec. 1. 2017.
Congratulations to Advocates for Human Rights and the SPCS for this very exciting dedication. We wish the students and teachers much success in their new school building!

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Update from Foundation donation to SALC Camp for Homeless

Update from Summer Arts and leadership Camp in Missoula:
They served 36 students, ages 8-14.Some had developmental disabilities and mental health disorders.They were from foster homes,emergency shelters, and motels living with a single parent.There were even 6 refugee children from Eritrea and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
They went horseback riding, whitewater rafting,bowling,did art projects at the Missoula Art Museum, learned African dancing and drumming from Emily’s dear friend Tarn Ream,went to a baseball game,swimming and camping.
Missoula Public schools provided breakfast and lunch.
The report was that camp was a great success. The Emily Sandall Foundation is very proud to be a part of this camp. Wouldn’t Emily love that?

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Sandall Family donates to Nepal school in honor of Emily’s 36th birthday

In honor of Emily’s 36th birthday, The Sandall Family is donating to the Sankhu Palubari Community school in Nepal to provide daily lunch to 36 students. Emily was dedicated to fund-raising for the school through high school and college. She lived in Sankhu and volunteered at the school in 2001.The teachers and principal still remember her fondly.
I think that Emily would really love this.

The Sankhu-Palubari Community School (SPCS) in Nepal provides a free education- from pre-K through grade 10- to the neediest children in this rural Kathmandu Valley area.Founded by the Advocates for Human Rights and operated in partnership with Educate the Children-Nepal and the local community, the school gives a genuine alternative to child labor and a brighter future.
Beginning its first year with 50 students, SPCS now has more than 340 students enrolled. In 2014, the third class of students that began kindergarten at the school graduated from 12th grade. All graduates have continued on to study at a university in Nepal.
The SPCS curriculum includes Nepali, English, grammar, math, science, and social studies. Extracurricular opportunities include poetry, art, music, Nepali dance, speech, and sports. Students also learn the fundamental principles of human rights through “Alfulai Chinau,” a human rights curriculum developed especially for the school. The school also provides a daily meal, health checks, and immunizations for all students.

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