WE NEED YOUR HELP
The JD’ers are always looking for ways to help others and love a challenge so have decided, just in time for Christmas, to support a worthwhile cause in Nepal following the devastating earthquake that killed more than 8000 people and injured nearly double.
We’re collecting and donating as many nearly new soft toys and children’s clothes that we can get our hands on and hoping that our friends and colleagues will help us out too; it’s small gestures like this that will make the lives of the Nepalese children just a little bit easier. A large container with this very special delivery will be shipped all the way to Kathmandu; collection of the soft toys and clothes has started already and will end by Friday 16th October to make sure we can deliver before Christmas.
We are proudly working alongside to two amazing organisations: ACCESS and Shakti Milan. Together, they are focusing on immediate and long-term actions to rebuild families and villages in Nepal shattered by the recent earthquakes.
ACCESS need soft toys and clothing for the children in their care at the transitional home. These toys will bring immeasurable joy and a chance to escape from their current reality, and you can make this happen. All and any soft toys as well as brightly coloured children’s clothes will be greatly appreciated and kindly shipped to Nepal by our friends at no cost.
The transitional home is a short-term safe shelter facility to children who have suffered from child slavery (child labor exploitation), sexual abuse and violence with an objective of a safe and sustainable reintegration back to their biological families and communities. For this, the home renders the services of an immediate rescue, medical support, psychosocial counseling, legal aid, school education and livelihood support.
The transitional home works in collaboration with likeminded organisations, government agency like police, district child welfare board, and the central child welfare board.
Many children have been rescued from child slavery by ACCESS, but thousands more need saving, supporting and essential care to live safely without fear of abuse, slavery and illness.
The children of Nepal facts:
- 3 million children aged 5 to 16 remain unschooled
- 45% of the population live under the international poverty line
- 1 child out of every 5 suffer sexual abuse
- 6 million children are involved in child labour
WHAT TO DONATE:
- New or nearly new, clean soft toys
- New or nearly new brightly coloured children’s clothes (no black or white please)
HOW TO DONATE:
You can bring your donation to our offices in Ascot, London or a number of drop off spots around Berkshire and Surrey, Monday to Friday.
Alternatively, we can organise someone from our amazing Teddy-Troupe to come and make a special collection.
Get in touch via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for reading; please lend your support in any way you can. Every effort will make a difference to a child in need.