As the end of summer approaches here in the Northern Hemisphere we begin to think of the winter days ahead. What will we need to keep us warm? How will we pay the fuel bills? Do all the kids have boots, mittens, and hats? These are all questions we ask before the first snow storm surprises us.
In Zambia the winters get colder than you would imagine. In Ng'ombe where Chikumbuso is located many of the homes are made of cement block which holds the cold through the winter months. Many living in this slum are too poor to repair broken windows, cracked walls, and leaky roofs. One way we, at Chikumbuso, try to help is by providing all of our students with blankets for them to take home and share with their families. This gift of a $25 blanket makes a world of difference for our children as they fight off the cold of winter. Each blanket given is often shared by two or three children.
Please, as you buy your winter supply of warm clothes and blankets remember to reach out and share with other children who do not have the luxury of heated rooms and comfortable beds to keep them warm at night. One warm blanket will warm the lives of several children.
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