It’s that time of year again! The Honduran school year runs February to November, so that means many of the kids who worship with our Breaking Chains family are heading back to school later next month. And we are asking for your help to make sure they have the supplies they need!
Though public education in Honduras is technically free (meaning no monthly tuition costs), students are still responsible for purchasing their own school supplies and uniforms. A typical school supply list (not including uniforms) costs around $50 or more to fulfill. That might not sound like much, but that can be a burden for families living in urban poverty (especially if they are purchasing for more than one child), and many schools will not allow the child to attend without the necessary supplies.
Over the past several years, we have tried to ease this burden for the kids and parents in our BC church family through help from generous donors. We collect supply lists and purchase necessary supplies for the children, while parents handle the costs of uniforms. Last year, through your generosity, we were able to purchase supplies for 150 students.
Contributing toward school supplies is a great opportunity to make a quick one-time donation that will have a lasting impact throughout the year. Any amount is beneficial. One-time donations of $10, $25, and $100 all add up and can create a positive change in a child’s life and his or her educational future.
If you would like to make a one-time donation, you may do so online via the donate page of the website. Just click on the donate button and enter whatever amount you would like to give. If you prefer to make a check donation, simply make the check payable to “Breaking Chains Honduras” with “school supplies” in the memo line and mail to P.O. Box 20454 Oklahoma City, OK 73156.
We are continually humbled by your support and your choice to stand alongside Breaking Chains and those it serves. Thank you for partnering with us!