Double-Decker Bus Tour Brings Orphan Message To K-State

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - K-State students had an opportunity to learn about the needs of orphans this morning as a bus tour visited campus.

Through a unique British double-decker-bus, Show Hope’s college program, the Red Bus Project has launched a creative initiative to engage college students in the global orphan crisis. The Red Bus Project is a mobile thrift store facilitating the sale and collection of clothes to benefit orphan care.

"As we’ve grown we’ve continued to raise more awareness about orphan care," said Program Coodinator Kyndell Dempsey. "We’ve made a sign this year that says ever 18 seconds another child becomes an orphan. We have a counter, and while we’re on campus typically the number gets up to about 1,200. So while we’re here about 1,200 children are orphaned and we just want college students to know they can do something about that."

So far, more than 177,000 students have been exposed to the Red Bus Project, and they have contributed nearly $50,000 to help provide orphans with families through
Show Hope adoption grants.

The bus will be visiting 25 schools throughout the spring tour.