Reilly Parent’s family was finally able to purchase a special van for Reilly which will now enable them to transfer him with ease in and out of the vehicle!!! Traveling will be so much easier for them!! THANKS to everyone who donated funds to the Parent family!!
The following is from reillyslift.blogspot.com
A BIG THANK YOU to the Lord and all that helped Give Reilly a Lift!!!
Because of your help Reilly now has his new wheels!
Whether you pitched in a lot or a little, it all added up to help make a dream come true!
Reilly can now ride right into his van without his parent’s having to lift him in and out of his wheelchair every time he goes somewhere.
Since last October 10th we have had 797 members join us to Give Reilly a Lift!
Thank you to every one of you that made this a reality! It would not have happened without you!
Visit their website at: http://reillyslift.blogspot.com/
Thanks to all of those who participated in BK2HK’s prescription eyeglass donations for Guatemala. People such as the generous Mayan woman who gave me this purse as a gift can continue to work on such beautiful sewing projects thanks to better eyesight. The women from the villages sew many beautiful things. They sew the clothing for their families, and also sell many of their items for income. Without the eyeglasses donated to BK2HK, many (1,730) people would not be capable of continuing their trade. BK2HK will have further information along with photos of the Gary family’s trip, so stay tuned!
Thank you again and remember, BK2HK will continue this collection for next summer’s trip to Guatemala, so please save those prescription eyeglasses/sunglasses/and drug store glasses and send them out to us! Our goal for next summer will be 2,010 pair of eyeglasses for the summer of 2010! We can do it!
Update 11/4/2010: Eyeglasses are no longer being collected. Thanks to everyone who has made a donation.
The Gary Family has returned this past Sunday, August 2nd from Guatemala. I spoke briefly to Shelli Gary and she said the trip was fantastic! So many happy people, happy faces receiving much needed eyeglasses/sunglasses/and drug store reading glasses.
I am currently awaiting a full report from Shelli informing us in detail, along with a flicker page of photos of their fabulous trip. Thanks to you and all who were so kind and generous with donations, we could not possibly be happier…except of course for the folks in Guatemala who are thrilled to have their lives changed by being able to see clearly!
Awesome job and once again we are going to be posting additional information about the Gary family’s trip!
The Gary Family is now in Guatemala assisting in dispensing the 1,730 pair of Prescription Eyeglasses collected by Be Kind to Humankind (BK2HK) and other sources here in the U.S. Shelli Gary estimates that BK2HK collected over 1,500 pair!
BK2HK has helped to triple the amount of eyeglasses brought to Guatemala this summer. Last summer the Garys brought over an estimated 500 pair! We give much thanks to all of those who participated in helping to change people’s lives for the better in Guatemala!
Within the next two weeks we will be posting the Gary’s return trip home with a new Flickr Page of photos, their story about their trip, and a detailed list of all whom have helped to make this possible!
The Gary family is taking up a collection of used unwanted prescription eyeglasses for the men, women and children of Guatemala. The Gary family has gone to Guatemala for the past 2 summers bringing these much needed eyeglasses to the people there. If you have any used eyeglasses which you no longer wear, please mail them to the address below. An idea to pass along to you is to take a small box and hold onto it while asking any friends/family if they have eyeglasses for donation. Once you have filled the box, then please mail it to the address below.
The folks of Guatemala are in crucial need of our help. I understand that many of the children lack proper education and perform under average in academics because of their poor eyesight.
Update 11/5/2010: Eyeglasses are no longer being collected. Thanks to everyone who has made a donation.