HCA donates school uniforms to Vision Nicaragua
Students from Haywood Christian Academy (HCA) collected new and used school uniform shirts, retired athletic uniforms, PE uniforms, sweatshirts and fleece jackets to send to school children in Nicaragua.
HCA changed their dress code policy this school year to eliminate specific uniform shirts. School administration determined to find a charitable organization that would benefit the most from a donation. Vision Nicaragua fit the bill.
Parents in Nicaragua often keep their children out of school because they cannot afford to buy the required school uniform or supplies.
“It is sad to think of children not getting an education because they don’t have required clothing. We wanted to make a difference,” said Will Shuford, a senior and HCA’s student body president.
HCA expressed thanks to Daren Pinkerton, vice president of Professional Business Interiors in Asheville, who also serves with Vision Nicaragua. Pinkerton said the shirts will be sent to a new small Christian School in the village of Trojilo Nicaragua. (Vista De la Montana)
The school is a two room school that also uses the local church as a third room.
“By starting this school the kids from that village can attend in their community instead of walking over 15 miles a day to go to school in the city of Leon. Your gracious gift will allow the children to have great new coordinated uniforms which helps provide more consistency among the children,” said Pinkerton.
Vision Nicaragua is a non-profit, multi-denominational Christian organization, whose purpose is to make known and serve the spiritual, physical and financial needs of the people of Nicaragua. Vision Nicaragua is open to all who willing want to share their God given gifts and talents with the people of Nicaragua.
HCA’s staff and students gathered together and prayed over more than 1,000 donated clothing items before they were shipped to the children in Nicaragua.