Abdul a Street Worker, collecting 125 toothbrushes
We were all so overwhelmed by the generosity of our fantastic supporters during our first Global Giving Campaign before Christmas; we raised an INCREDIBLE £3,216! Wow!
Today we are so excited to share with you all where some of that money has gone!
Since November we have been able to return 28 children back home. Our Social Worker told us of one boys reaction when told he was going home, “He could not believe his ears when told that Glad’s House would pay for him to return home. We were able to put a smile back in his heart and on his face. He was finally going to celebrate Christmas with his relatives and friends. He was going to be free again.”
We have also delivered two lots of care packages. In November we delivered packs of sanitary towels and underwear to 23 girls. I was there during this distribution and I couldn’t believe how the girls were so happy when we gave them underwear and sanitary towels, it was as if they had won the lottery not just had their basic needs met! It reinforced to me just how important these care packs are!
Last week we took 123 care packs to boys in the Approved School (their are no girls in this Institution). The boys received toothpaste, toothbrush, soap and toilet tissue - something they would not have access to without your generous donation! The children who received those care packs at last are now able to brush their teeth and wash their bodies with soap after months of not doing so. They are not able to thank you, but please accept our sincere thanks on their behalf!
This work has lit a fire in all of us at Glad’s House and we are 100% committed to meeting these children’s needs and to making lasting change within the Criminal Justice System. This work is ongoing so please carry on sharing our appeal with your friends and family! We are so excited to share our journey of change with you all!
Vicky and all the Glad's House Team
Janet, counts the 125 bars of soap!
Bokey, our Director, distributes Care Packs