If you’re looking for a gift that will really make a difference, why not choose a Chaffinch charity gift?
Simply choose your donation from £5-£25. Then decide if you would like a printed card sent to you in the post, or a downloadable version for you to send virtually.
A child without a safe home is a child without a childhood.
Future Stars provides safety, security, and love to children with nowhere else to call home. Some are orphans, left to fend for themselves in the slum. Others have been abandoned by parents or relatives when money for their care ran out. Still others have been rescued from a life on the streets of Nairobi where violence, starvation, death, and abuse are commonplace. And then there are those who have been abused or neglected by those they hoped would love them.
Some arrive at the centre barely willing to speak let alone to smile. It takes a lot of time, energy, and love to coax these traumatised children out of their fear.
For many, a stay at the centre will last a few months or a few years until relatives can be found who are able to adequately take care of the child. Others will remain at Future Stars until they graduate high school and can complete their transition to independent adulthood.
Accommodating a traumatised child requires not only four walls and roof, but also everyday items such as clothing, toiletries, and a bed to sleep in. There’s also a need for staff who can ensure they are safe and can work alongside them to overcome a difficult past. Most of the children can tell horrifying stories and it is so important that they be allowed to have the childhood that they have been denied.
*Printed cards are blank inside. Cards will not indicate the value of the donation made*