On our most recent trip to North Korea (Feb 27-March 7) it was made clear that the children in Doekchon are in desperate need of soymilk. We are planning to start working here as soon as possible. Photo: Susan Ritchie ———————- We visited Wonsan Secondary Boarding School orphanage in Wonsan. They were studying English. Photo: [...]
At several Secondary Schools in the lower mainland there are clubs filled with First Steps enthusiasts who care about raising awareness and funds for North Korean children. Pictured here is Port Moody Secondary School’s First Steps club comprised of over 80 students! Nice work @PMSS First Steps.
First Steps is preparing to send another team back to North Korea this March. The team will be observing the arrival and distribution of soybeans, micro-nutrient Sprinkles, canned tuna, canned mandarin oranges, school supplies and hand-knit goods.
We are very excited to see the children and how they are doing.
Thanks to so many of our volunteers, we were able to send a container filled with canned tuna, canned oranges, apple chips and dried soup mix along with school supplies and hand-knitted scarves, hats and mitts to North Korea. There is very little or no heat at all in most buildings to combat the cold [...]
For those of you interested in donating hand-knitted scarves, mittens, tuques, etc. please contact us at 1-604-732-0195 during the office hours (Mon-Fri 9-5pm).
To secure 2011 tax benefits from giving to First Steps, both cheque and online donation must be postmarked before Dec 31. If you wish to make the gift in person, you can hand-deliver to the office, and it must be received by First Steps by Dec 31. Thank you to all who faithfully give to [...]
Interested in learning more about Sprinkles? Check this out. Mira Armstrong prepared this info sheet when she was a highschool volunteer.