Helping Poverty Stricken Children Go Back to School

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Dave Frank (Warehouse Manager) and Beth Tessema sorting out school supplies to be shipped to Kabwata- Zambia

July 29, 2009 – Foster Folly News  For decades, charities have helped Appalachian children experience the simple joys that most kids take for granted. For example, Americans Helping Americans (AHA), an affiliate of Christian Relief Services, started its Bare Feet program in Kentucky. The program allows schoolchildren to go to a store and choose new shoes for school, a luxury their families cannot afford. Last year, over 1,212 children enjoyed safer, warmer walks to school thanks to AHA’s efforts.