Put A Smile Campaign
Date :Sunday 6th November 2016
Venue : Eldoret Rescue Centre
Let the children come to me….” Jesus had a soft spot for little children, and I mean, who doesn’t . Children are adorable little beings, their naivety and innocence can melt hearts, but what about those who didn’t get to be children? What happens to them then?
Orphans, abandoned, rejected and mistreated kids find themselves with no home, they find refuge in the streets and somehow have to fend for themselves. In this dark dark cold world they have to survive, face challenges too big for a child. They have to scramble for the food remains at the dumpsite, rely on the ragged disposed clothing for their dressing! Everything is tough for them but hey! there’s a ray of light. Eldoret Rescue Centre; A home far away from home. These kids were taken in and given a home.
Eldoret Rescue Centre is a ray of light to these kids, they know no-where else that took them in
It may not be the same, but it is way better than finding comfort in the cold dark streets. It is much better because there’s shelter, a roof above their heads, something for their stomach, guidance and education. The streets are not kind to the children that’s why they appreciate the little they get. Anything is something right?
Behind the scenes though: Eldoret Rescue Centre struggles to make ends meet. More and more children come to the centre hence a rapid increase of needs and expenses, more food and clothing needed. More and more children are going to school, as exciting as it is, it means more school fees (education expenses) , more of everything. The school fees estimate is at $5000 for the coming year, while the food items budget is at $2000.
More and more children come to the centre hence a rapid increase of needs and expenses, more food and clothing needed.
Eldoret Rescue Centre is a ray of light to these kids, they know no-where else that took them in, loved them and corrected them with love… they know no one else they call home. It would be a shame if they run below their expectations, It would be sad if the centre runs short of these kid’s requirements.
As Eldoret Rescue Centre is to those kids, let us be a ray of hope to the rescue centre, let us be there for them, help them with all the necessities (food, clothing), expenses and even the moral support that enable the smooth running of the home.
This year’s #PUTASmileCampaign is geared towards raising funds and personal items to keep the centre going. Let us aim to put a smile to all the children’s faces and strive not to let it fade.
Let us join hands and take good care of our future generation, our leaders, our epitome of change, the little ones will be the source of the change we want to see… but first, Be the change.
Let’s hold hands to keep the Rescue Centre standing.