Monkey Do Project™
I hear people all the time talk about how we should help the less fortunate. How families shouldn’t go without, especially food, during the holiday season. And I get it. But how do we, as a family, as a community, transition from talking about the problem, to doing something about it? That’s where a non-profit organization called Monkey Do Project™ comes into play!
Remember my post last year about Monkey Do Project™? They are still helping those that need it. Specifically in the US Appalachian region, covering 13 states, 25 million people, from southern New York to northern Mississippi.
What gets me the most when I find out their latest updates and current opportunities are the kids. To see these kids’ faces who could be my grandkids, having to go without food, running water, or even clean clothes and school supplies. They are the most innocent and yet, they go without.
Some families live down long dirt roads and sometimes the state can’t even get equipment in to build water or other lines, or it’s just too costly for the state. Many communities don’t have grocery stores or hospitals. Some families don’t have cars and there are no buses or taxes or community transportation. That means if they want food or need to get to work, they have to walk–sometimes over 50 miles one way–to get to their destination. All of this presents unique problems with infrastructure and roads, and issues with access to transportation, medical care and food sources that many of us don’t even consider an issue in the United States today.
So, how can we help? I mean specifically, how can you, your friends, your family, your church, what can you actually do to help?
The answer is easy. Give:
- Time – Donate your time to the Monkey Do Project™. Help them get the word out, make phone calls, send emails, hand out flyers! Use your social media accounts to get others to help too.
- Supplies – Find out what projects they are working on. It may be school supplies, holiday food drives, coats and scarves for the winter. Collect locally and donate the wonderful blessings you are able to receive!
- Money – This is probably the easiest and simplest way to give, for sure. Give funds directly to the non-profit who know just where your money will do the most good when it’s needed; and since they are a 501(c)(3), your donations are tax deductible. You can donate online, send a money order, even shop online using their affiliate link (where they get a certain portion back)!
- Pray – Do simply that; pray. Pray for the organization, pray for the volunteers, pray for the families that may never know your name but are blessed just the same.
Earlier this year, we teamed up with the Monkey Do Project™ in order to help school children in our local community. We received these awesome bright green drawstring backpacks which we then filled with school supplies for a local Head Start program. As you can see, we got everything a child might need during these early school years: safety scissors, markers, crayons, pencils, glue sticks, etc. Plus we purchased a few “class room” items such as hand sanitizer and tissues.
Thanks to Monkey Do Project™, we were able to bless kids in need at the start of the school year who are already at or below the poverty level. What a difference this simple bag, filled with what most folks take for granted, changed a few class rooms of little lives.
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