Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Shoe bank opens!

Shoe model - Musyoka
 It's the last week of term for our children this week and there's a real buzz of excitement as they look forward to the longest school holiday of the year.
And with the new school year starting in January, it brings with it all those costs faced by parents across the world - we just have to times by 74!
The biggest expense  is uniform and  school shoes. Every child will need new shoes, their feet grow so quickly and whilst they are polished every day and repaired when they need it, and handed down where we can, a year is about as long as they will last!
Last year, some of you who are in our sponsor family sent new shoes, but we are aware that postage costs are so steep.
So we have added shoes to our one-off donations on JustGiving, so you can donate £10 to buy shoes online.
We will buy them locally from shoemaker, Francis, so that we will be helping local business at the same time.
He is a good friend to our family and will carries out repairs when needed in his workshop in the village.
If you would like to help your sponsor child, or any other, by donating £10 to our shoe bank you can do so by following this link: http://www.justgiving.com/childrenofwatamu/Donate
If you are a British taxpayer and can Gift Aid you donation, please do, it means and extra 25 per cent extra from the Government and leave us a message too, if you wish, we love to hear from you!
Thank you, as ever, for always going the extra mile to make a difference to the lives of our very special kids.