While you are likely more than aware of the many pressing needs globally, did you know just $80 will pay a teacher's salary for a year in Nakivale, Uganda? I learnt this via news of UNHCR's 'Biggest Relief Package' campaign. The organisation aims to raise $1 million to assist the people of Nakivale, a refugee settlement where nearly half the population are children, with a chance to learn and grow. Gift packages also include malaria treatments, emergency survival kits and water distribution points.
With 36,000 Australian teenagers homeless this Christmas, The Philanthropic Foodie collective is hoping to raise $25,000 for Father Chris Riley's Youth Off The Streets via the donation of profits from its $150-$200 "Love Sydney" hampers. Bringing together goods by Bourke Street Bakery, Christine Manfield, Gelato Messina, Simon Johnson, Danks Street Depot, Campos and Harris Farm Markets, as well as a picnic mat, Future Classic CD and hand-drawn card by Daimon Downey of Sneaky Sound System.
And a word from GWAS supported charity Compassion, releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name. It's my Compassion child Ana's 12th birthday on Friday!
Girl With a Satchel