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Blue Bag Stories

Hunters “Pay It Forward” Around The World

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters and partner organizations, we have delivered thousands of SafariCare Bell Family Blue Bags to dozens of countries providing much needed humanitarian relief to those in need in some of the most remote areas around the globe.  Please take a few minutes to enjoy some of the many inspiring stories shared by our supporters who continue to “Pay it Forward.”  If you have made a Blue Bag delivery, please share your story with us below.

 

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Hunters Giving Back And Making An Impact

Britt and Ricardo Longoria delivered a Blue Bag containing health and hygiene supplies, educational materials, and recreational supplies to the Dureji Girls’ School in the Balochistan area of Pakistan. This was one of seven Blue Bag drops they have made over the past eighteen months.

 

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SCIF Blue Bag For Tharros Child And Youth Care Center

On a trip to South Africa with Thormahlen & Cochran Safaris, Tom and Lisa Mattusch wanted to continue their tradition of working with the SCIF Humanitarian efforts by taking a Blue Bag filled with clothing, assorted hygiene supplies and educational materials to the Tharros Child & Youth Care Center in Hankey.

 

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South Africa Healthy Mom And Baby Clinic Supported Through Blue Bag Program

While on a hunting safari, Todd Hisey and his sons, Alexander and Michael, provided an SCIF blue bag donation of baby clothes, blankets, bra’s, toys and soccer balls to the Healthy Mom and Baby Clinic in Jeffreys Bay South Africa which provides pre and postnatal medical care to mothers and babies.

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KYSCI Participates In SCIF SafariCare Bell Family Blue Bag Program

On a safari to South Africa, KYSCI co-sponsored a Blue Bag with Alice Monarch.  By contacting a local South African sewing company, her hosts, Jan and Noel Ross whose property is part of the Baviaans River Conservancy, arranged for the ladies of a sewing company to custom make tracksuits for all 26 students of a local rural school.

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A Blue Bag Trip To South Africa With Madubula Safaris

On a trip to South Africa with Madubula Safaris, Libby Gear and her father delivered two Blue Bag filled with jerseys, socks and shoes for all 24 students of this small school in the Eastern Cape.

 

 

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Outdoor Bound TV Blue Bag Drop

While on safari with Gamka Safaris just outside of Port Elizabeth, South Africa with owner Ken Whiley serving as PH and host, Kurt and Karla Walbeck of Fall Creek, WI and Mike and Erin Gate of Nestor Falls, Ontario, Canada and the team from Outdoor Bound TV generously took the time to give back to locals in need through the Blue Bag program.

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SCIF And IWFF Support Hunger Relief Efforts In Mozambique

To help those in need following the devastation of Cyclone Kenneth, SCIF has partnered with the International Wildlife Fellowship Foundation (IWFF) to provide humanitarian relief to the children of Mozambique.  Funding from SCIF is going to provide meals and clothing to help children in need impacted by this recent natural disaster.

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One Voice Among Many

Partnerships with groups like IWFF allow us to greatly expand the impact of the Blue Bag program around the world.  And, while this partnership has helped SCIF reach out to help tens of thousands of those in need, sometimes it all comes down to a single face and a single story – in this instance, a young developmentally challenged girl living at the Camphill School Hermanus, where IWFF did a recent Blue Bag drop.

 

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Team Floyd Goes to Klein-Aub Primary School

Team Floyd (John W. Floyd, Mary Karin Miller, Kevin Anderson and Karin Anderson) was escorted to the Klein-Aub Primary School in Klein-Aub, Namibia by Mare’ van der Mere of African Twilight Safaris to deliver Blue Bags containing clothing, school supplies, dental items, and sporting goods were delivered to Mr. Tities, the assistant principal/4th grade teacher who welcomed them to the school and thanked them for their support.

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New Partnership With IWFF Moves Bell Family Blue Bag Program Forward In Africa

SCI Foundation is proud to announce its partnership between our Foundation, the Ellen and Larry Bell Family, and the International Wildlife Fellowship Foundation (IWFF) aimed at helping those in need in Africa through an expansion of the successful Safari-Care Bell Family Blue Bag program.

 

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2nd Grade Teacher Katie Baker Learns About Wildlife Conservation And Giving Back

Katie Baker opted to take her Blue Bag to South Africa empty, and with the help of her Professional Hunter, Roche Du Preez and his wife Ansu at Roche Safaris, she filled the bag with various school supplies, hygiene products, and soccer balls and delivered the bag to the Thanda Primary School in Hectorspruit while on her hunting safari.

 

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