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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What can I put in a blue bag?
To our dear friends and loved ones all over the world. Merry Christmas. Jesus is the reason for the season. “...red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world.” #amybellcharities #bluebagprogram #abc4c #nchilaprojects #ChildFund ... See MoreSee Less
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Amy loved Christmas, being with friends and family and especially celebrating the birth of our Savior. God bless you all for the amazing things you do all year round for those less fortunate.
1 month ago
We join Retha Van Der Merwe in thanking all those who support IWFF and their important work of feeding and caring for children and families in need during these challenging times. #bluebagprogram ... See MoreSee Less
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7 months ago
Our dear friends at IWFF continue to provide significant assistance to some very special “friends in need”. All this is being done under very challenging circumstances. Retha Van Der Merwe God bless you and all your helpers and supporters. International Wildlife Fellowship Foundation
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Yes Amy. You did make a difference. Before her passing on May 16, 2014, our daughter Amy Bell was so full of life and laughter. Through her travels and numerous life experiences she built deep and abiding friendships all over the world. She also developed a huge heart for children in need. Through her personal philanthropy she had begun a wonderful legacy of supporting and serving children both here in America and around the world. After her passing we found ourselves in a state of shock and grief. It was out of our grief and with the encouragement of Amy’s many friends that we developed an everlasting commitment to "continue Amy’s legacy". Amy began that legacy in a very quiet and private way. But once the depth of her works became known to her friends and family, we realized that she had established a legacy we could not ignore. We all made a commitment to build on her good works. Today her legacy continues through Amy Bell Charities. For more about "her good works" go to Amy Bell Charities website (www.amybellcharities.org).
A wonderful legacy.
Amy made a difference!!! Xxooxx
Amy Bell Charities is in Cradock, Eastern Cape.
10 months ago
Amy Bell Centre in Cradock South Africa distributed critically needed food supplies to 50 families on Tuesday to assist them during the “21 day lock down”. Our deepest thanks to the Tam family and all their helpers who make all of this possible. God’s richest blessing to you all. #bluebagprogram ... See MoreSee Less
Our “Angels” in Namibia and Zambia are doing similar “gifts” to the children and families we support. God bless you all. Annette Oelofse Carola Oelofse Sarah Peat Fisher Megan Tam
Thank you Tam family! You care so much. Thank you for supporting Amy Bell School as well!
Well Done!! What a great gesture!! You guys are stars⭐️ ⭐️
Thanks for all you do.
In the chaos and uncertainty of “lock downs” and limited resources we draw attention to the “Angels” in these amazing organizations that continue to serve “those less fortunate”. Blessed to be associated with these incredible people. #bluebagprogram ... See MoreSee Less
May this video be a joyous message of THANKSGIVING from the Aids Orphans, their caregivers and all the children in need that we support in Africa and other places. THANK YOU to all of you who make it possible for us to serve these children in this critical time of need. We pray that #amybellcharities may always be an instrument of God’s grace and mercy to all those we serve in His name and for His glory. Ellen Bell Larry J Bell Matthew C. Bell Brian R Bell Kara Kidwell Bell Retha Van Der Merwe Megan Tam Sarah Peat Fisher Annette Oelofse Carola Oelofse #bluebagprogram #abc4c #mtetjochildren #nchilaprojects ... See MoreSee Less
Amazing partners, SCI Foundation and IWFF. The goodness that these two wonderful organizations and their supporters extend to those less fortunate is a model for us all. #payitforward #loveyourneighbor #fortheleastofthese #bluebagprogramOur partnership with the International Wildlife Fellowship Foundation (IWFF) helps SCI Foundation increase the impact of the SafariCare Bell Family Blue Bag program. Soccer balls continue to be one of the most welcome items delivered. Other items include medical, educational and nutritional supplies depending upon need. Regardless of what's being delivered, seeing the children's smiling faces and feeling the genuine appreciation from their families makes it all worth while. Visit safariclubfoundation.org or amybellcharities.org to learn more, #amybellcharities #bluebag #safaricare #scif #scifoundation #iwff ... See MoreSee Less
“Loving your neighbor” in a very special way!! Try it. You’ll like it. #bluebagprogramGiving back to communities in Africa and around the world is an SCI value. SafariCare Bell Family Blue Bags are filled by chapters, individual members, church groups or even groups of schoolchildren or scouts. Contents may include medical, educational, nutritional and other relief supplies, or clothing and toys. Blue Bags are taken to some of the most remote areas of the world by hunters who have planned hunts in these regions. The supplies are delivered directly to villages, clinics, orphanages and schools, doctors, caretakers and teachers to use with people in need. SCI and SCIF, like so many organizations, put forth enormous effort each year to help improve the quality of life throughout the world. If you have delivered a Blue Bag, share your photos and stories here or by sending to firstname.lastname@example.org Visit safariclubfoundation.org or amybellcharities.org to learn more about how you can help continue to grow this amazing program. #amybellcharities #bluebag #safaricare #scif #scifoundation ... See MoreSee Less
Trinity School of Midland continues it’s commitment to teaching children of all ages about what it means to “Pay It Forward”. Bless them as these young people learn about #servantleadership and “loving your neighbor’. Amy Bell Charities is blessed to be a part of this amazing program. #bluebagprogram ... See MoreSee Less
Way to go!! The children of Trinity School of Midland are once again “Paying It Forward” as a part of their BIGG/Amy Bell Charities #servantleadership program. What a blessing to so many. #bluebagprogram ... See MoreSee Less
SOOOO LOVE THIS!!!!
Amazing!! This Bell Family Blue Bag is shared in a remote village on the Amazon in Brazil. God bless our dear friends Shirley and Tom Sloan for showing your commitment to “Pay It Forward”. Ellen Bell Larry J Bell #bluebagprogram ... See MoreSee Less
Bless you Shirley Sloan Tom McRae Sloan for being so generous in your support of Amy Bell Charities and the Bell Family Blue Bag Proogram. Safari Club International Foundation West Texas Chapter Safari Club International Ellen Bell
These two folks are the best! Truly givers and believe in Paying it Forward! God Bless you two! Thanks for all you do!
Love the SCI blue bag. We have taken them to Africa 5 times!
Thank you to Retha Van Der Merwe and the friends of the International Wildlife Fellowship Foundation for the tireless support of neighbors in need and children less fortunate. We are blessed to be able to join your supporters in this effort. #bluebagprogram ... See MoreSee Less
IWFF continues a mighty work on behalf of children and communities in need. “Love your neighbor”. Pay it forward. Amy Bell Charities is grateful to our supporters for making it possible for us to be a part of this important work. #bluebagprogram ... See MoreSee Less
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 email@example.com 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
Thanks for sharing and everything you do.
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
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.
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!!!
Excellent, Olivia! Proud of you!
This is such a wonderful blessing to so many. God bless you!
Our pleasure to partner with Ellen and Larry Bell and spread the love in Africa 💕
Two great organizations working together to help so many people in need and making our planet a better place for people and wildlife! Bravo
God Bless you all!
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!
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