One of numerous outreach initiatives supported by the parish is the Bed Kit project with Sleeping Children Around the World. The parish ACW recently received a photo of the children, from the Pune region of India, who have benefited from their contribution to that programme.
Bed kits contain over 30 items to enhance a child’s quality of sleep and to help prevent insect-borne infections. The kits include a mosquito net, blanket, bed sheet, pillow, and pillow case among several other items. All products are manufactured in India.
Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW) donations provide bed kits to children of any race and/or religion who will benefit the most; typically being located in underdeveloped and developing countries.
No portion of a bed kit donation is spent on administration — 100% reaches a needy child. Each *$35 donation (Canadian funds) provides a bed kit that consists of a mat or mattress, pillow, sheet, blanket, mosquito net (if applicable), clothes outfit, and school supplies. Bedkit contents vary from country to country depending upon local needs.
Since its founding by Murray and Margaret Dryden in 1970, SCAW has raised over $23 million to provide bed kits for children in 33 countries. In 2009 SCAW reached its one millionth child.
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