Store and nonprofit team up to bring school uniforms to Kenya

Launching Success Learning Store donated to Bellingham-based nonprofit Tembo Trading Education Project for the ninth year in a row with a donation of $3826.22 worth of school uniforms. Next year, Tembo Trading Education Project will take the uniforms to children in Kenya who desperately need them.

“We will be returning to Kenya next year and will bring back pictures of the students in the clothes donated,” says Jeana King, Chief Operations Officer of Tembo Trading Education Project said in a press release. “These children have hardly any clothing outside of their school uniform; even their uniform is often in tatters. These clothes will be such a gift.”

The organization’s mission is to provide an education to Kenyan children of Kenya. They aim to go beyond the classroom and focuson the well-being of the child and community. Tembo works to support a community’s food and infrastructure needs, strengthen economic development and ensuring that the community can continue independently, according to a press release.

Launching Success co-owner Jen Zimmerman said she’s thrilled to contribute to the organization.

“It just feels good knowing those uniforms will be put to good use,” Zimmerman says. “It’s such an admirable undertaking; we’re honored to be part of the process.”


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