Give an Orphan a Teddy Bear - Pakistan

by Dawood Global Foundation - Educate a Girl
Give an Orphan a Teddy Bear - Pakistan
Give an Orphan a Teddy Bear - Pakistan
Give an Orphan a Teddy Bear - Pakistan
Give an Orphan a Teddy Bear - Pakistan
Give an Orphan a Teddy Bear - Pakistan
Give an Orphan a Teddy Bear - Pakistan
Give an Orphan a Teddy Bear - Pakistan
Give an Orphan a Teddy Bear - Pakistan
Give an Orphan a Teddy Bear - Pakistan
Give an Orphan a Teddy Bear - Pakistan

As each child gets a teddy bear, the first cuddle is the most meaningful. Unless another human, the teddy cannot ever reject or deny the child. As the child hesistantly draws the bear close, a special magic happens. So often orphans suppress their need to express love because there isn't someone of their own to love. A teddy is something of their own to love. For the first time.

All thanks to you.

"I love Babu," says eight year old Aaniya (name changed). "I love him. He's mine!"

Whether the love is as much for Babu or that fact that he completely and forever belongs to Aaniya, the reality is she can and does love him with all her heart and showers him with that love.

We are going to rural Sindh this month - Sanghir and Badin - and giving orphans teddies. Please donate more and spread the word. Thank you!

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The headlines around the world focus on the new COVID19 variant Omnicron and how viral it is. Safety precaution tips, talks of lockdowns, stricter rules, postponement of the Grammy awards, etc. What is not talked about is how the orphans too are struggling. While it's sad several in person celebrations are being cancelled or postponed, the life of the unseen is not just unheard but more isolated and depressed than ever.

Your act of kindness in giving these teddy bears mean more than any one of us could have realized at the start of this project. Teddies are good for cuddling and love, and that's needed more than ever during this seemingly never ending pandemic. For a child with parents, there is so much confusion and fear. For a child without parents, there is even greater need for live, security and cuddles than ever before.

This is such a simple act of kindness. Gifting one teddy bear to one orphan. However, the joy it brings to that parentless child cannot be expressed in mere words. God bless you. Please continue to donate and spread the word. These are the times when empathy, compassion and acts of kindness are what really matter.

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Through the worst of the pandemic and through the best of times, it is our most vulnerable who need the most protection.  The Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus is affecting children in a way only previously feared but unproven.  Now, it is real.  While everyone is scrambling to protect their own kids, we as society must be there for the orphans.  They don't actually belong to anyone, which is a source of so much pain for them, but have the caretaking of the orphange.  We need to step in and say, "I remember you. You matter. Your life. Your health. Your safety. It is all important."

Thanks to your compassion, this project has grown and continues to grow bigger.  So many children who would otherwise be forgotten have been given teddy bears and something to love and to be loved by.  You are simply wonderful. 

Thank you so much for your generosity, and for being a part of this journey. For spreading smiles. For spreading joy. For making a difference.

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With the pandemic, lockdowns, Sindh floods, we've been focusing our efforts on food rations and emergency supplies this past year. So are many others as well. This essentials make such a difference. However, it's when we give our teddies out that our heart feels a special tug, every single time we see the child smile, and it tugs even harder as we hear the words, "Is this really for me? Is this really mine?" These words are said with both disbelief and joy in such a poignant way, truly nothing compares.

Thank you so much for your generosity, and for being a part of this journey. For spreading smiles. For spreading joy. For making a difference.

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There is immense joy is giving someone who has no one is the world a teddy bear to cuddle and love. We’ve now given out thousands and each orphan has a different story, a different personality, and always a unique smile and charm.

I know there is so much said about giving food and shelter, which our foundation does as well, but giving a child something to cuddle, something all his or her own, tugs the heart chords in ways I cannot begin to describe.

It’s such a humbling privilege to be able to personally hand these bears out. It simply wouldn’t be possible without your generosity and engagement is this project and mission.

Thank you!

Please do continue to give and spread the word.

 

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Dawood Global Foundation - Educate a Girl

Location: Karachi, Sindh - Pakistan
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Twitter: @ladiesfund
Project Leader:
Tara Dawood
Karachi, Pakistan
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