Thursday, October 2

Village Life Outreach

Dig into your stockpiles! For all of you who have a mountain of Advil from that recent Kroger deal or any other extras laying around, I've got a great opportunity for you.

The University of Cincinnati's DAAP program has teamed up with the medical volunteers of Village Life Outreach to begin work on a year-round medical clinic in Tanzania. Currently the group sends a medical team twice a year, but they are now considering what it will take to build a permanent, year-round clinic - independent of electricity and running water!

They need donations. And what they're looking for are exactly the things that every couponer probably has stockpiled on his or her shelves right now: pain relievers and anti-fungal creams, including Gold Bond, etc. This is a great opportunity for those who have been searching for a place to donate all of those extras you may have gotten for free or as part of another deal.

The people in Tanzania live in some of the poorest conditions in the world. Many would never see a doctor, if not for programs like Village Life Outreach. Those of you who know me probably know that a large part of my college education was devoted to African development and it's something that is very important to me. You can make a difference in small ways, even without planning a mission trip and traveling there to live for a year.

I'm waiting to hear back on where to send the items when they're collected, so for now start assessing what you can afford to give up! I'll post an update as soon as I have the details. If you can't wait, you can call 513-584-8630 in the meantime!