For celebrating my birthday with me and contributing to our little UNICEF fund. So far we’ve raised $690.00 in 2006, well on our way to reach $1,000 by the end of this year.

That is equivalent to about 6 of UNICEF’s school in a box. Each school in a box provides all of the supplies needed to provide children with a makeshift classroom in areas stuck by poverty or disaster.

Originally designed to provide basic education for children living in refugee camps following the Rwanda crisis in 1994, UNICEF’s school-in-a-box is now used in other emergencies worldwide.

The purpose of the kit is to ensure the continuation of children’s education in the first 72 hours of an emergency. Every country affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami received school-in-a-box kits, as did communities in the U.S. Gulf Coast affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005.

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