It has almost been 6 months since our last report and these months have been full of really amazing things, but has come with its own set of challenges too…
We are making amazing headway in creating clarity for our supporters to better communicate all our projects in a defined and formalized way. If you would like to get a better idea of what these are please check out our April Newsletter.
Your unfailing support, as our regular Adopt-A-Cot donors, has been instrumental in getting us through to this point. Standing with us in our time of need during the Covid-19 crisis, so that our work continues despite the hurdles we've gone through over the past few years. You have truly blessed us and most importantly you have blessed the vulnerable babies, children and individuals who rely on us.
While we are no longer directly experiencing the negative financial effects of the pandemic we are still in a constant and desperate struggle to make ends meet each month due to our governmental subsidy not being fulfilled for the past year. This has left a massive deficit in our funding and it is truly miraculous that over a year later we have managed to keep our doors open. But this monthly shortfall it is getting harder and harder to cover.
Every hurdle we overcome in the systemic and bureaucratic challenges of getting our government subsidy reinstated reveals several subsequent hidden hurdles not disclosed in the preceding process. As the time drags on our financial situation and exhausted team gets more and more strained. The hoped-for relief of our safer and more sustainable home is dangled before us twisted in the injustice of heartless processes and paperwork delays.
We have always resisted making requests for added support in our GlobalGiving reports. Today we have decided to break this informal policy and ask for your gracious understanding as we make our humble and urgent appeal for your help. Of course, we know times are challenging and the world feels scary on so many levels right now – but our babies, mommies and children are still part of this world. You have sustained and sheltered them in a joy-filled and loving space, removed from the desperate situations that brought them to us. You still have so many ways you may be able to help.
If you know of any opportunities pursue or individuals we can approach to help us get through the coming few month we would be incredibly grateful. You can email Pippa directly on firstname.lastname@example.org with any leads you may have.
Alternatively we ask for your support through sharing our profile or social pages with those in your network who may have capacity to join you and the rest of our amazing community of supporters who are largely the reason we are still here today despite our long season of unforeseen struggles.
As we go forward we continue to grow and learn how best to build strong bonds early on to effect lifelong positive benefits on health, wellbeing and community stability. After 30 years of learning about trauma on infants and the consequences of unnecessarily long stays in the care system, TLC has improved our service offering to try work at reducing the exposure to trauma for the infants we serve by embracing the mothers who carry them. We believe our model supports multiple SDG's and will have broad positive consequences if together we can keep it going.
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