Barely three weeks after we started the fundraising campaign for food parcels, we can proudly say that we have been able to provide all 84 children with two parcels. The parcels were adapted to the number of children per family and in order to guarantee sufficient variation in the parcels, we worked out a schedule until the beginning of May.
Gratitude. That is a word that should not be missing here. We are very grateful to everyone who donated! Thanks to you we can provide our warm families with enough food and together we can do our part and endure these difficult times.
Besides food, we also provide other important basic necessities, such as nappies, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes and detergent. We always try to add something nice for the children as well. This is not self-evident because shops with stationery and toys are closed. But, fortunately for us, every now and then one opens secretly and we still have a lot of stuff on the project as well. The children already received crayons, coloring pages, plasticine and the biggest ones also work sheets. This way they can keep themselves busy during the lockdown.
In the coming weeks we will make some materials of our own such as the board game ‘snake board’ and we will put together packages to make something nice with free material such as papier-mâché with water, flour and newspaper.
So Sara, Brandon and Cristhel have their hands full!
Although we hope that the situation will have recovered after this month, we are aware that the chances are small that everything will be back to normal. That’s why you can still donate because every penny still makes a difference! This way we can provide the families with supplies for as long as necessary.
If you are interested in helping, you can always deposit your contribution to the account number of Oye LENA with the reference: food packages/pampers.
BE28 0688 9753 0620
Thank you so much!