Little Backpack’s Story:
In November 2015 we sold our hand-made pralines at the RC Munich International Art Auction. With the numerous donations it was possible to buy a stock of 150 backpacks for our this year’s Bundessozialaktion “Rucksack-Projekt” and thereby to support Mary’s Meals (https://www.marysmeals.de).
A month later, we aroused attention for this project with funny christmas sketch at RC Munich International’s Christmas Party. On our own Christmas Party, backpacks were personalized.
Further in april, on our “Buy-one-more”-Event with Rotaract Club München, Munich’s people contributed a lot to the foundation. Also, lots of members searched for sponsors of the materials.
On thursday, we had the great pleasure to welcome Caroline Werz, Munich’s responsible of Mary’s Meals. She not only gave us insights into the organization itself, but also encouraged us to support Mary’s Meals vision in future.
Concluding: The last 6 months, we collected the required things to fill each backpack with school equipments, spoons, towels, hygiene articles and a set of clothes and shoes. A constant reminder on the Bundessozialaktion and our aim was omnipresent.
Finally, last Sunday, the day of packing arrived. Thanks to a students dorm, we were able to start and set this event in central Munich without problems of storage.
It was great fun, to sort and pack them. To everyone who took part in it – YOU ARE STARS!
Also, and thereby a big thank you to our secretary Moni, we drove these packages to Pöttmes near Augsburg in order to hand over all 150 backpacks to Mary’s Meals.
We hope that every single backpack will draw a smile on a child’s face in Malawi, Liberia and all the other countries where education and feeding in schools is supported by Mary’s Meals.
We especially want to thank Rotary Club Munich International for the tremendous financial and motivational support. Without you, this project would be still in child’s shoes and we couldn’t reach the aim of 150 filled backpacks.
THANK YOU TO EVERY SINGLE PERSON, MEMBER, GUEST, FRIEND that contributed enthusiastically to achieve this goal. It was a great pleasure. We are looking forward to stay in contact with Mary’s Meals!