The Lucas Legacy completed its first project on the 27th of June, while two of the founding members (myself - Anna, and Maria, TLL creative designer) were in Uganda. A day that started out normal for the staff and children of Sanyu turned into a joy-filled party when they saw this truck roll in just a little after noon:
We had been in the offices speaking with the director of the home when the cheers started. "Pampers! Pampers! Pampers!" The Sanyu mamas were clapping their hands and watching amazed as men carried package after package of baby diapers in to the home.
With the Pampers stacked high, and everyone smiling and celebrating, my heart felt about to burst. How can simple diapers bring hope like this? With an average of fifty little ones in diapers living at Sanyu, imagine how tiring and tedious changes would get if you were using cloth towels and plastic tied on around their waists. Imagine how quickly wet and dirty pants would get old, how fast the laundry would pile up, and how fast the small supply of clean water would run dry.
With the support of SO many of you, this diaper drop was only the first of many more. Because of lack of space to store the Pampers, only about 1/3 have been delivered so far, and the rest will be brought throughout the year.
Changed for a Year, the Pampers diaper drop, is The Lucas Legacy's very first project. We've learned a lot, and had to be flexible with our plans. Our original drop date was set for September of 2013, to allow us an entire year of fundraising. However, when I ended up traveling to Uganda to pick up my newly adopted son in June, we rearranged our plans so I could be in country for the first drop-off.
Soon, The Lucas Legacy will begin funding a new project, however, we would love to continue supporting Sanyu Babies Home with Pampers for as long as possible. It only costs us $25 a day to provide the diapers they need.
If just 30 friends of The Lucas Legacy would commit to becoming a monthly donor of only $25, we would be fully funded to continue blessing Sanyu with the Pampers they need, helping to create a feeling of comfort and dignity for the children living there. Would you like to be a monthly donor?