The Winter Warmth Appeal gives blankets and warm clothing directly to families and children who live on the streets and in desperately poor communities in Bihar, India.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
For an eight-week period in December to January the temperature can go down to near freezing point. For the poor, particularly children without blankets and any warm clothing this dangerous damp cold claims lives every year. The appeal was started following the death of a young girl in the night from the cold in her simple village dwelling and the appeal was started in the Hope this would never happen again in the villages and communities in which we work.
How will this project solve this problem?
Working closely with our teachers and community health workers we are able to identify families and children in need and effectively distribute blankets and clothing directly to those most in need of them. This appeal is especially directed towards street dwellers in and around the city of Gaya in Bihar India. Gaya District has a population of over 3,000,000 people with many poor people living in shelters made of old tires and plastic and we are the only organisation working with them.
Potential Long Term Impact
This appeal is a response to an annual need and is humanitarian in nature. However over the past 5 years we have distributed over 5,000 blankets and 1000 warm sweaters to desperately poor children, saving great distress and even lives.The response from the Global Giving Community has been heartwarming in past appeals. And so it has proved this year, help us spread life saving warmth to the most vulnerable people in our community .Thank you so much!
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,111
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,111 . The original project funding goal was $1,111.
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