VEG here Thank you CJ, Joy, GJB and Sunflower Gal. Texas Tech sounds like such a big place. I think it's bigger than my town. Thanks for sharing your week and supporting Mary's Meals. Our fundraising stands at £112,241.16 which is amazing and kind of you all. Thanks.
It is only 69 days until we visit Malawi. We have been sent new pictures of the 'Friends of NeverSeconds' kitchen and now the walls are really tall!
It is a bigger building than I expected it to be and that's good. I am not sure what the roof will be and I wonder if it will be thatched. We may find out next week if we get more photos.
Yesterday Mary's Meals packed 7300 backpacks into a container in Glasgow to send to Malawi. I have sent two backpacks before and helped my Grandpa pack them off. In one I put a towel, some soap, pens and a ruler. In the other I put toothpaste and toothbrush, pencils, a sharpener and a t-shirt.
My grandpa helps gets the backpacks to Glasgow from children and schools. Daniel at Mary's Meals told me they have now sent 280,000! That's like everyone in my town making up 7 backpacks to send. I hope I can see some being given to the children in Malawi when I visit because Joseph Goelo of Mary’s Meals said,
“I wish you could be there sometimes when we share the backpacks with the children. They never get presents. They never get anything new. And then they suddenly have a beautiful backpack in their hands full of new and exciting things. Shiny eyes, smiling mouths and ‘thank you’, ‘thank you’, ‘thank you’!”
I am going to make up another backpack to take I think.
Please keep your preschool meals coming in, from home or daycare, to NeverSeconds@gmail.com for next week. We'll use as many as we can before heading to Perth, Australia to meet Pavlova, our next guest blogger.