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co under their wing. The children at Casa Hogar Sion orphanage are primarily street children abandoned by their parents. For weeks before each visit to the orphanage, the Roots & Shoots members ask permission of Malibu shop keepers to stand outside the store and hand out flyers about the orphanage and the children’s needs. Customers go into the store, flyer in hand, and purchase the needed items; then drop off their purchases with group members on their way out. The club has made a big impact on the young lives at Casa Hogar Sion. kele Blind School in Ethiopia. They’ve helped make Braille books available to the students and are now making recordings of the books on cassette tapes for the school. gascar. The group planted 2,000 seedlings in just one day! canada ohio Central Intermediate Roots & Shoots members worked with their school’s student council to research hunger issues in their community and created a game show to educate the school community. They also hosted their annual canned food drive, making posters to advertise their project. Jade Morningstar of La Vita è Bella Roots & Shoots group in Ontario, Canada gave a speech at the “Canadians for Kyoto” rally in support of the United Nations’ Kyoto Protocol, which limits the greenhouse gases that nations can emit. At the event in Victories Park, she gave a speech to 200 people, helping them to understand that the future of our environment depends on what we do right now. connecticutt Madagascar Three local Roots & Shoots groups teamed up with Peace Corps volunteers to celebrate the first Roots & Shoots Tree Planting Day in Mada- www.RootsandShoots.org Cornwall Consolidated School Roots & Shoots engages in an ongoing project that benefits students at the Me- www.worldpeaceemerging.com 87
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