Waikar Clothing and School Supply Drive

March 12 – 16 2018, This  week we will be accepting donations in the lobby to support the street children of India! Accepting clothes and school supplies all day in the main lobby.

My name is Keya B. Waikar, and I’m in 8th grade. This past December break, my family and I went to India to visit relatives. While there, we also got the amazing opportunity to go on a City Walk, guided by a member of the Salaam Baalak Trust. The Salaam Baalak Trust takes children who live on the streets in New Delhi, India, and provides them with housing, schooling, healthcare providers, counseling, and meals. Children escape from their houses due to various reasons such as abuse, in search of opportunities, lack of education, poverty or even loss of family. At the Salaam Baalak Trust, children no longer have to sell balloons on the side of the road or work for someone in order to get one meal.

With this experience, I felt really motivated to do something for the organization. I have planned a donation drive that I think would work great in the Lawrence School. I really do hope you are able to donate for this cause. With all I’ve been given, I truly want to help others who don’t have as many opportunities as I do. With our community making a change, I really do think we can work together to help others.

Here are some items we would like to collect:


  • Short Sleeved Shirts
  • Long Sleeved Shirts
  • Shorts
  • Pants
  • Belts
  • Sneakers
  • Socks
  • Flip Flops

School Supplies:

  • Pencils
  • Pencil Cases
  • Colored Pencils
  • Pencil SHarpeners
  • Erasers
  • Sharpies/ Permanent Markers
  • Pens
  • Highlighters
  • Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Plain Paper

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me or Rasik, my 5th grade brother.


Keya B. Waikar
8th Grade
Homeroom: 8-1

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