The School-in-a-Box Program can provide a club or district with the opportunity to help contribute toward the education needs of children whose schooling has been disrupted by wars, disasters and other emergency situations. Lions, through a designated donation to Lions Clubs International Foundation, can help to provide a "School-in-a-Box" kit with essential school supplies for an instructor and up to 40 students.
In 1996, Lions Clubs International signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UNICEF to support the program. Since then, kits have been distributed to Afghanistan, El Salvador, Eritrea, Gambia, Grenada, Haiti, Indonesia, Liberia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, USA and many other areas around the world.
Each UNICEF School-in-a-Box costs approximately US$257. Lions clubs, Leo clubs, districts or multiple districts who wish to donate to the purchase of a School-in-a-Box kit should send a check made payable to: "Lions Clubs International Foundation" with the notation, "School-in-a-Box" and send to:
Lions Clubs International Foundation
300 W. 22nd Street
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523-8842 USA
Contributions can also be made by credit card: Visa, MasterCard or American Express.
Lions clubs or districts that donate US$500 to LCIF for the Lions/UNICEF School-in-a-Box program will receive a free banner patch recognition. Lions clubs will receive a chevron patch recognition for each subsequent annual donation of US$500 or more. Use the handy banner patch application (IAD-306-A).
To learn more about the UNICEF School-in-a-Box program, please contact us.
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