My brother-in-law, friend, purpose coach, and Born2Fly board member, John Stanko, turns 60 on April 19--and I'm giving him underwear to celebrate.
John has been to Africa more times than I've been to the grocery store. On a recent trip he learned that little girls there often don't go to school simply because they don't have any underwear.
Girls who don't get an education are much more likely to be trafficked than girls who do. How sad that something as simple as some underwear could make such a huge difference in a little girl's life.
So John decided to take them some.
Through his just-launched Operation Petticoat, he's collecting underwear for girls, and next month he'll deliver it in person when he goes back to Kenya. (A few months ago, he brought 100s of children's books, part of the work of his Deborah Foundation, which establishes children's libraries and learning centers in Africa.)
If you'd like to join me in this special birthday gift for John, you can donate some underwear (actually the funds to buy it) by clicking the "make a donation" button on his website. Or mail a check to his parent foundation, PurposeQuest International, PO Box 91099, Pittsburgh, PA 15221.
Just let John know your contribution is for underwear in honor of his birthday :-).
Happy 60th birthday, John, and may it be the best year you've ever had!