Brookstone School

Helping Hands for Liberia

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Brookstone School and our sister school, Ricks Institute, in Liberia have enjoyed a dedicated partnership for many years. This relationship has included student and faculty trips to Liberia, hosting students and faculty from Ricks Institute and sending containers with school supplies and relief items.

Regrettably, the Ebola crisis in Liberia and much of West Africa will not allow us to send shoeboxes to Ricks Institute this year, as Ricks Institute and all schools in Liberia are closed and a date to reopen has not been set.

In lieu of our annual shoebox effort for Ricks Institute, we would like to offer the following opportunities for families to show their support and help the people of Liberia.


Consider buying a Helping Hands for Liberia t-shirt to show your support for our friends at Ricks by clicking this link. Proceeds from t-shirt sales will help purchase rice for people on the Ricks campus through an established feeding initiative of the Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary. All orders are due by Wednesday, September 10th.

Medical Glove Drive

Protective suits and medical gloves are desperately needed in Liberia for medical aid workers. We will partner with MAP International out of Brunswick, GA to send medical gloves to Liberia. Click here for more information on MAP. The following supplies have been requested:

  • Disposable gloves, medium and large
  • Surgical gloves, sterile- size 7.5
  • Gloves can be brought to any school office or contact Meghan Blackmon for more information
  • All gloves are due to school offices by September 30th

Lighting Up Hope for Liberia

Please consider making a direct donation to support an established feeding program through the Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary that will help purchase rice for people on the Ricks campus.

To recognize these donations and to serve as a visible reminder of our friendship with and commitment to the people of Ricks Institute and Liberia, we will be Lighting up Hope for Liberia on the evening of September 19th, with luminaries in the Jordan Quadrangle.

Thank you in advance for your continued support of our sister school.

Please contact Meghan Blackmon with any questions (

The following link offers more information about the Ebola crisis: