King Rehobam, son of Solomon, had 28 sons and 60 daughters. Can you imagine what it would have been like for him to get all of them back to school each year? He needed to buy 88 parchment rolls, 28 tunics and 60 garments, sashes and girdles, and lunchboxes … or whatever was used at the time!
I’m delighted to say that my family is even bigger ... I have 1,500 kids.
They are the “young citizens” of our Boys’ and Girls’ Towns in Italy, Ethiopia and India.
Some fled civil unrest, famine, human trafficking and extreme poverty. Others were orphaned by war or diseases. Many have never been to school before. But they are all eager to get a chance in life …
The problem is, I am not a king and I need help to buy them backpacks, books, pencils, uniforms and notebooks before school begins.
Can you help me buy some school supplies for “my kids”?
Here is a shopping list of much needed supplies. Mark what you would like me to buy and send your contribution today. As soon as I hear from you, I’ll send your gift to one of our Towns. (Our partners on the ground will buy all supplies locally to ensure 100% of your support goes to the children and not shipping costs.)
Rehoban’s 88 children might have had a king as a father, but they didn’t have a caring angel like you to support them. Thank you … or as the children in our Towns in Italy, Ethiopia and India would say … Grazie! Ameseghenallo! Nanni!
P.S. King Rehoban’s children didn’t have to carry too much weight in their backpacks … their history books were very thin!