Thursday, August 11, 2011

School Supplies for the Kingdom of Tonga

Earlier this year I read on the German part of the Postcrossing Forum about a project to send postcards to Tonga so that the children there could learn about people in different parts of the world. They were also collecting school supplies for the children. So I began purchasing supplies and also asked for contributions on my wishlists at Swap-Bot. Finally I had collected enough for a medium sized box. Farfum, who's in Tonga with the Peace Corps, and is doing this project just happened to be in the US for a break, so I was able to send the items domestically and save a lot on postage and he's taking them in his suitcase. I was glad to see the items arrived at his US home before he's leaving for Tonga again.