On Maple Leaf for Africa Day people can send good wishes and usable goods for the children of Kahama, Tanzania.
The event is being held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Peach Tree Mall Parking Lot in Penticton, sponsored by the Summerland-based One Person Project.
Participants can purchase a vinyl maple leaf, write a message to the children and add it to the Kahama Friendship Tree being assembled on the side of a shipping container parked in the mall lot.
People can also contribute items to the large freight container which is going to Tanzania in November. Needed are walkers, wheelchairs, medical supplies and equipment, primary school texts, children’s story books, classroom and teacher supplies, sewing machines, garden tools, hand tools and soccer uniforms and equipment.
A full list of needed items can be seen at theonepersonproject.org
Money donations are also welcome to help with the shipping costs.
Refundable bottles and cans may be dropped off at Saturday’s event to help raise money.
Established in 2007 in Summerland the One Person Project has provided more than $350,000 worth of resources and equipment to families and organizations in target communities. This would not have been possible without the dedication of One Person members and volunteers, and the support of communities, businesses and organizations across the province.
A team of volunteers will be in Rwanda and Tanzania in July 2012.