Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Good Causes: Giving & Sharing

With Christmas & the holiday season approaching,
I'm always reminded how lucky we are.

We have good health, a roof above our heads,
a fridge full of food and more clothes than we can wear.

It sounds cliché, I know, but sometimes
everyday (big or small) sorrows
make you forget true pain & suffering...

...the kind of pain that needs huge amounts
of humanity, kindness & resources
to be softened...

Keys of Change

The Cause 
They believe that playing music 
can make this world a better place. 
The charity was established in 2011, 
by Greek pianist Panos Karan, 
with the aim of advancing lives of children 
through musical education 
and access to classical music performances.

A Mum in London
Credit: Tariq Zaidi / Keys of Change

The Work 
Keys of Change has given performances 
in remote areas of the Amazon basin, 
in Japan after the 2011 nuclear disaster, 
in Uganda and in Sierra Leone. 
In 2014 they will continue their projects 
in Sierra Leone, India, Uganda and Ecuador. 

Giving & Sharing 
You can support this wonderful charity by donating money 
(as they say, 'even the smallest donation of £1 can make a difference'), 
by donating musical instruments to equip their musical sessions 
or by volunteering to teach music and English to children in their projects. 

Kids Company

The Cause
The charity provides practical, emotional 
and educational support 
to vulnerable inner-city children
whose parents are unable to care for them 
due to their own practical or emotional challenges. 

The Work
Kids Company provides a safe, caring, family environment 
for the children and empowers them 
to lead positive and fulfilling lives
Its services reach 36,000 children and young people,
through six centers and a therapy house

Good Causes, A Mum in London

Giving & Sharing
There are many ways to support this great cause: 
by offering your services as a volunteer, 
by providing two meals for a hungry child with just ₤2
or by buying the cute pyjamas, onesies & bags
featuring the kids' festive artworks 
from John Lewis (10% of the sales goes to Kids Company). 

Read more about Keys of Change charity at www.keysofchange.org
Read more about Kids Company at kidsco.org.uk

1 comment:

  1. Great post. I'd never heard of Kids Company and it's fab that John Lewis stock their products. I'll look out for them when I next go there.

    Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo


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