Rheumatic heart disease is an ailment which is common among Samoan children. It is easily detected if tested early and can be cured, but many Samoan children are still dying from the disease.
Rheumatic Relief is an organization which goes to Samoa and tests children for this disease. One of the ways the organization gets the children to come and be tested is to offer backpacks with school supplies and children’s books.
This summer, the group will be going to Samoa with 4,000 backpacks to test that many children, they hope to be able to give each child three picture books, along with the backpacks.
To watch a short video on YouTube about Rheumatic Relief: Web Link
If you can donate either used or new picture books, it would be very much appreciated.
They can be dropped off at Metcon, 7060 Koll Center Parkway, #334, Pleasanton, CA, or call Leslie at 925-699-9081 for information or questions. DEADLINE is APRIL 8, 2023.