The little girl's eyes lit up and she clapped her hands with excitement when she saw what the woman brought into the classroom. She could hardly stay in her seat as she waited for the announcement to be made. Mrs. Patty Arzu, wife of the mayor of Guatemala City, shared with the children in the classroom that they were receiving a very special gift. That gift had come from hundreds of people in the United States who wanted them to each have their own school supplies.
"For most of these children, it is the first and only school supplies they have ever owned," says Amy Nortorn, director of programs for Orphan Outreach. "These are children who live each night on the street. They come to Mrs. Arzu's schools from all over the city, where they are fed and can enjoy a homelike environment while receiving an education."
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