Helping Hands: Back to Safety, Back to School

c. Natalia CarusoMADRE’s sister organization in Kenya, the Indigenous Information Network, is working with the Nanyori Network of Shelters in Kenya to educate and shelter young girls who are escaping female genital mutilation or forced marriages. The shelters have asked us to provide the girls with feminine hygiene products and school supplies. 

More than anything, these girls want the chance to go to school. They know that education is the key to improving their own lives and to raising awareness about the rights of women and girls in their communities.

You can help these courageous girls by providing;

  • School supplies (backpacks, pencils, pens, composition books, crayons, markers, erasers, chalk, and chalkboard erasers)
  • Pads (no tampons)
  • Cleansing wipes
  • Midol/OTC Tylenol and Advil 
  • New underwear

If you don’t have the supplies to donate, but still want to make a contribution to these girls, you can make a donation to help alleviate the costs of shipping supplies to Kenya.

How to Donate Supplies:

Mail or Drop-off your items to:

Attn: Helping Hands
121 West 27th Street Suite 301
New York, NY 10001