On Tuesday December 11th, Chaffinch Founder, Sarah, flies to Kenya to spend Christmas and New Year with the children of Future Stars. So, it’s time for you to get involved!

Note: this is a long post. Use the links below, in blue, to quickly find the parts that interest you.

Donated Goods

What was donated?

Chaffinch has been collecting donations of suitable items to be transported to Kenya. The items travelling on this occasion include:

  • T-shirts
  • School shirts and casual shirts
  • School trousers and jeans
  • Sweaters and a jacket
  • Underwear (new)
  • Belts (useful when trousers are a little big)
  • Indoor footwear
  • Book bags
  • Reading books and colouring books
  • School exercise books and stationary

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Creative Arts Supplies

What was donated?

A request was made for specific items to enable the teaching of some creative arts:

  • Ribbon
  • Lollipop sticks
  • PVA glue and glitter glue
  • Dolly Pegs/Clothespins
  • Embroidery cottons
  • Felt-tipped pens
  • Loom bands

Watch out for the product of these activities!

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‘Stars for Future Stars’

What’s this?

‘Stars for Future Stars’ was an appeal for people to knit or crochet small soft toy stars. The hope is that every child using the centre will be given a star at Christmas to remind them that they are indeed future stars.
We received a fantastic total of 99 adorable little stars, all made with a lot of love.
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‘One More Card’

What’s this?

‘One More Card’ was an appeal for people to write a Christmas card for a child at Future Stars, with the aim of providing a personally addressed card for every child.
We received over 200 cards.
Don’t forget to save the cards you receive this year so the picture half can be used next year!
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Christmas Party Funding

What’s this?

Since Chaffinch’s birth, providing a Christmas celebration has been important. It gives the children a chance to forget the hardships of life in the slum and just enjoy being children.
Contributions toward the costs of food for the day are much appreciated. A budget of £560 will provide a wonderful day for around 100 children, and employment for 5 cooks who will take home money that will allow their own families to celebrate.

Donations

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Donation Total: £5.00


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Send a message

How do I do this?

This is a perfect opportunity to send a message to the children. If there’s something you’d like to say, a message of support or just a “Happy Christmas”, you have several options:

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Ask a Question or Request a Photo

How do I do this?

Do you have a question about our work, about Kibera, about any of the children, or about life at Future Stars? Let us know and we will do our best to find you an answer!
Alternatively, is there something you’d like to see a photograph of? Maybe you’re intrigued by the layout of a classroom, would like to see the view from the boys bedroom window, or wonder what Kibera looks like after dark. If we can get you a photograph, we will!
As with sending messages, you have options:

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Thanks!

Thanks!

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