In response to a post here –based on a request from a relief worker in Trincomalee– about the need to suply shoes and socks to children returning to schools in affected areas in an East coast city of Sri Lanka, here’s a follow up.
The board of the New Era Children’s Fund, a Arizona-based organization has transfered $2,000 toward the cause. Also, CEO of NECF, has agreed to privately fund the balance for ths socks. Thank you for such speedy action.
The supplies are being purchased through Ceylon Leather Products, in Colombo 10.
Side note: Other organizations are helping with back-to-school projects. See this BBC article. But let’s not forget these other little projects –especially those in the areas that the media don’t always visit.