More than 40 homeschool families are organizing and running this toy sale.
This is one of those rare occassions where your children can actually buy
something for themselves and help other children in the process.


Kids’ Toy Sale to Help Refugee Children in Kenya.

Hoffman Estates, IL, August 29, 2007 – More than 40 families in the
northwest suburbs will host a used-toy sale in Algonquin to raise money for
refugee children in Kenya, Africa. All of the proceeds will be distributed
through Bright Hope International, a relief organization based in Hoffman
Estates that seeks to bring hope to people who live on less than $1.00 a

The Kids’ Toy Sale is open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday,
September 14-15, at 1750 Cumberland Parkway in Algonquin, IL. In addition
to used and new toys, the sale will include books, videos, games, puzzles
and more, as well as raffle prizes donated from local businesses.

The first Bright Hope International toy sale in 2004 was the idea of a
six-year-old who learned of children who were going hungry in Africa and
decided to sell her toys as a way to feed them. Since then, an increasing
number of families have come together to give away their toys and used items
to benefit orphans and even whole communities.

Last year, 21 families participated in this third-annual toy sale which
raised more than $3,500 to help about 900 AIDS orphans receive food and
clothing. This year, the families hope to raise even more money for the
Kenyan Refugee Project to pay for tuition, books and uniforms for 28 refugee
children who would otherwise not be able to attend school.

For more information, call Barb Olsson at (847) 946-2103, email
barbolsson@gmail.com or visit.

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