SCI Bell Family Blue Bag
In memory of Amy Bell
Humanitarian Services to people and communities worldwide is a major objective of the SCI Foundation. In 2015 the Bell family joined with the SCI Foundation in support of their Humanitarian Services program by making a major funding commitment to what is now known as the Bell Family Blue Bag – “Pay It Forward” initiative. It is the goal of this program to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate throughout the world.
Pay it Forward
SCI Chapters, individual SCI members, church groups as well as groups of school children or scouts fill these Blue Bags with much needed school and medical supplies, clothes and food items as well as playground items for the children. The contents of these bags may include medical, educational, and other relief supplies, or clothing and toys. SCI members, fellow hunters and their friends, who are traveling to the hunting and safari destinations of the world, will take these Blue Bags and distribute these much needed items to children and families all over the globe. These “humanitarians”, with the support of their outfitters and friends, will deliver the contents of these bags directly to schools, clinics, churches, orphanages as well as to teachers, doctors, caregivers and mission workers to use in support of all those in need.
Through this program the Bells join with hunting families and their friends all over the world to promote a “Pay It Forward” spirit for the benefit of those less fortunate and to improve the quality of life worldwide
In memory of Amy Bell
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Amy Bell Charities shared a post.
1 week ago
Our partnership with IWFF and SCI Foundation continues to serve children in need. Consistent support to those most vulnerable in ways that makes a big difference in their lives. Glory!!! #bluebagprogramIWFF and SCi Foundation together witg Amy Bell Charities supports foster families who are prepared to help out children in need. 35 Bags of clothing and 120 Immunomeals was donated to various foster families. Should anybody wish to make a donation towards these projects, please feel free to contact Retha van der Merwe at firstname.lastname@example.org CARING FOR AFRICA ... See MoreSee Less
Glory!! Children learning the message of “Pay It Forward” and providing a “hand up” to those less fortunate. We are blessed to be a part of this effort. Safari Club International Foundation Amy Bell Charities
West Texas Chapter Safari Club International #bluebagprogramWho ever said that Amy Bell Blue Bags were only meant to transport food, medicine, stationary and clothes in ? They are also comfortable !!!😂😂 ... See MoreSee Less
A second delivery of desperately needed supplies on its way to support children in need in flood ravaged Mozambique. Amy Bell Charities is blessed to be a part of this effort. #bluebagprogram ... See MoreSee Less
Check out the smiles on these children’s faces. IWFF working tirelessly to support “children in need”. We are blessed to able to partner with this wonderful group. #bluebagprogram ... See MoreSee Less
So much important work being done daily “on the front lines” of meeting the nutritional and basic clothing needs of these beautiful children. Always appreciate IWFF and SCI Foundation for helping us “Pay It Forward” to those less fortunate. #bluebagprogramIt is an amazing experience to see little faces light up when they recognise my AMY BELL BLUE BAG filled with healthy food !! THANK YOU SCi Foundation and Larry J Bell for making this happen IWFF CARING FOR AFRICA ... See MoreSee Less
IWFF continues to do amazing work distributing desperately needed meat and supplies to children in need. #bluebagprogramWith the help of our loyal donors IWFF and SCi Foundation were able to donate 20kg of meat and groceries to the Cradle of Hope Nursery School, Tjokkertjies vir Jesus in Krugersdorp where 100 small children from the Krugersdorp West area attends school everyday. These children come from shelters and squattercamp and some of them even live in the streets or parks with there parents. The Nursery School Bus drives through this area everyday and collects these children in order to feed and bath them once a day and give them a chance to just be safe and a normal child for a few hours in the day, as most of them do not have a roof over their heads. This is very sad but this Nursery School makes a big difference in these children's lives. IWFF CARING FOR AFRICA ... See MoreSee Less
Blessings to all the supporters and leadership of the IWFF, Safari Club International Foundation and Amy Bell Charities for joining forces to provide some desperately needed humanitarian assistance to our dear friends in Mozambique who were ravaged by flooding this spring. #bluebagprogram ... See MoreSee Less
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Amy Bell Charities thanks IWFF and Safari Club International Foundation for doing such great work in support of children in need. #bluebagprogramIWFF and SCi Foundation have worked very closely with RATA Social Services for the past year, assisting the families that they work with , with food and clothing and also the children who gets placed in Foster Care with their basic needs. Today we were able to help RATA with Immunomeals , groceries , 45kg of meat and 45 Big Bags of clothing and blankets, bedding and curtains THANK YOU to our donors who helped us in this regard. ... See MoreSee Less
Amy Bell Charities shared a post.
8 months ago
SCI Bell Family Blue Bag - "Paying It Forward" in
During a recent trip to Cameroon Larry Bell, Chad King and Johan van der Watt (with the support of
their friends and family back home at the WTSCI Foundation) delivered some much-needed food and subsistence supplies to the families and workers in
this remote area of Northern Cameroon. All these families were very appreciative of these gifts and their show of gratitude was overwhelming. We want to extend our most sincere thanks to Club Faune and African Field Sports. Without their
support and cooperation this would not have been possible.
During their recent trip to Ethiopia to open several new schools on behalf of #AfricanChildrensSchools, the Nalos Family shared several SCI Foundation Bell Family Blue Bags with the children of Ethiopia. These blue bags were filled with much needed supplies to help stock the schools. They also delivered food supplies, medical supplies and clothing items for the children of these local tribes. All this in addition to building these tribes and communities a new school.
African Children's Schools is a wonderful charitable organization that is building schools in several strategic locations in Africa. Amy Bell Charities is so very blessed to be partners with the Nalos Family and African Childrens Schools in several of those projects. Our deepest thanks and gratitude to the Nalos/Opre families for including the Blue Bag program in their amazing ministry to those less fortunate. They live “Pay It Forward” in every aspect of their lives. God bless you Peter Nalos, Karen Nalos, ON Opre, TA Opre and everyone associated with Africa Children’s Schools. You are a shining example to us all.
This is such a wonderful blessing to so many. God bless you!
Two great organizations working together to help so many people in need and making our planet a better place for people and wildlife! Bravo
Our pleasure to partner with Ellen and Larry Bell and spread the love in Africa 💕
First grade can’t wait to fill their blue bags with books for 3 Little Free Libraries we are sponsoring for Amy for Bynum School, Hillcrest School and Hope Hospice! We love you Ellen Bell and Larry J Bell! We love reading📚📚📚
Such a tribute to Amy!
God Bless you all!
Excellent, Olivia! Proud of you!
I’m so very proud of all that y’all do!!
Great you are number one in africa to opening the schools spencialy for remot area. its wonderful i pleasured to for your work be strong i pray for you!!!
10 months ago
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE and HAPPY NEW YEAR from Amy Bell Charities.
Thank you to all of you who have helped us “change lives” all over the world in memory of our founder Amy Bell. Through this short video we hope to highlight some of the many people who helped us continue the amazing work that Amy began. Enjoy!!!
Ellen Bell Amy Bell Larry J Bell Matthew C. Bell Brian R Bell Kara Kidwell Bell Patty Curnutte Annette Oelofse Megan Tam Helen Murray Sarah Peat Fisher West Texas Chapter Safari Club International Safari Club International Foundation #bluebagprogram #ABCtributes ... See MoreSee Less
Amy Bell Charities shared a post.
1 years ago
Glory!! Another wonderful family “Paying It Forward”. Thank you Carol and Jim Hensley, great friends of SCI Foundation and Amy Bell Charities
Thank you so much Tim Fallon Susan C. Fallon for “Paying It Forward” in memory of Amy Bell in such a special way. She loved you and all your team at FTW SAAM very much.
Amy Bell Charities is in Fuzine, Primorsko-Goranska, Croatia.
2 years ago
“Paying It Forward” in Croatia. During a recent trip to the western region of Croatia Larry J Bell and Brian R Bell, along with their good friends Johan (South Africa) and Klemens (Austria), presented the community of Fuzine near the Adriatic Sea with a SCI Foundation Bell Family Blue Bag. The bag they delivered included some school supplies, some soccer balls and other recreational items, as well as a cash gift for the children in the community. The cash gift was made on behalf of the Bell family and Amy Bell Charities. It was presented to the Regional Director of Resource Management for the region and was to be used at their discretion in support of the less fortunate children in the region. We just received word that the gift was used to purchase a special vehicle which can be used to transport children with significant physical disabilities. The Mayor of the community and several of the other leaders were blown away by the gesture of hunters donating to their community. They get multiple hunters from all over the world, but this was the first time a hunter contributed. They published in the Croatian local news paper. www.delnice.hr/vijesti_19_4_2018.html
The entire community were very appreciative that we chose them for this “Pay It Forward” gift.
Love you guys
You guys are awesome, tears are flowing!
SCI Bell Family Blue Bag - "Payin' It Forward" in England
During a recent trip to England Ellen Bell and Larry Bell wanted to share a SCI Foundation Blue Bag. They made contact with a local pastor and learned of some urgent needs at a homeless shelter and food bank in the nearby community. With the help of their dear friends Sophia and Stefan Benggtson, Ellen and Larry made a visit to the Daylight Center Fellowship in Wellingborough England to introduce themselves and learn of the shelter’s needs. They were also accompanied on this “Pay It Forward” mission with their good friends Ginni and Mike Boyd.
Enjoy the video. #bluebagprogram
The SCI Bell Family Blue Bags continue to show up in some of the world’s most remote places. A few weeks ago, Jordan Hasler and Dr. Gerald Warnock, together with Barbara and Alan Sackman, all traveled to Liberia. With the help of Morris Dougba, these longtime supporters of the Safari Club International Foundation visited the very remote village of Kraainem to deliver a very full Blue Bag to a very small primitive school in the area. The bag was filled with some much-needed school supplies, a few treats and toys, along with soccer balls and other recreational supplies for the children. All of these “treasures” were very much appreciated not only by the children but also by the teacher of the school.
Thank you to Barbara and Alan, Dr. Warnock and Jordan for “Paying It Forward” in memory of Amy Bell and in support of this important SCI Foundation program.
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BLUE BAGS ACROSS THE GLOBE – Amy Bell Charities and the West Texas Chapter Safari Club International (WTSCI Foundation) donated 12 Bell Family Blue Bags to be carried to children less fortunate all over the world. These bags are destined for Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Russia, New Zealand, Kyrgyzstan and 3 different locations in North America. Bob Benson, executive director of the Safari Club International Foundation joined Ellen Bell and Larry J Bell to assist in distributing the bags.
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SCI Bell Family Blue Bag - "Paying It Forward" in Austria
During a recent trip to Austria the Bell family learned of a special need at a school for handicapped children. The teachers at the school had been searching for funding for some much needed playground equipment at the school. They had contacted some local citizens who were willing to provide the labor for the project but they needed some funding for the supplies. The Bell's arranged a special "Love Gift" to purchase the supplies and the project was a go. The smiles on the children's faces as well as the teachers and workers says it all.
What a beautiful gift👏
You all are so helpful to so many, thanks so much! They love that you all care!
Part 2 of The Bell family delivering SCI Blue Bags in June 2017. This video shows Blue Bags done in South Africa and Namibia.
Ellen Bell Matthew C. Bell Brian R Bell Kara Kidwell Bell Amy Bell Simran Grewal Stephen Tam Megan Tam
Ling Tam Jan Oelofse Hunting Safaris Rudie de Klerk Annette Oelofse Christelle van der Watt #bluebagprogram ... See MoreSee Less
Can't wait to do this!
The Bell family makes 10 different stops to deliver SCI Blue Bags in 3 different countries. This video shows Zambia Blue Bags. South Africa and Namibia to follow.