Thank you for your interest in the ASAP annual Holiday Campaign!

Last year’s Fruit Tree campaign was a great success, and we are eager to share some of the highlights with you.

Over 200 fruit trees were delivered to rural drop in centers, thanks to your generous donations.  Apple, pears, plum, peach, plum, apricot and acacia trees were planted in early spring by the dedicated Child Care workers in rural communities–you should have heard them singing with joy as they put those trees into the ground! Though small at first, the trees have already begun to thrive and produce fruit.

Mrs. Mbedu and two local children stand proud behind their very own peach tree

Yummy peaches provide a healthy snack and shade

At last, the children are able to reap the nutritional benefits of delicious apples, pears, plums, peaches and apricots.  In addition, the trees provide much needed shade for the gardens, and offset our carbon footprints. Just imagine: when a child goes to his local drop in center after school, he may pluck a peach from the tree and eat it then and there–how sweet is that?

Thank you for supporting these wonderful and deserving children. And stay tuned for pictures and news from this year’s Book campaign!