November 2, 2011
Mother Teresa once said, "We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with great love."
Tis the start of autumn in Kuwait, which means winter is just around the corner. While the cold season is relatively short-lived in Kuwait it can get quite cold - especially for the street sweepers, and others working in the labor industry. More often than not they are under dressed for the rain & cold while they perform their work duties. It has been the goal of OH-Kuwait to provide winter warmth for our brothers & sisters in need since 2005.
This year our goal is to provide winter warmth to 2,500 such workers each in one of three ways: 1) a winter warmth bag consisting of thermals, socks, gloves, and a hat, 2) a heavy-duty blanket, or 3) a coat.
Will you help us?
Further to that goal is another important project concerning the maids living at their embassy's shelter. We aim to provide each with a toiletry bag which contains: a toothbrush, toothpaste, body soap, shampoo, and sanitary napkins. We estimate at this time there are more than 1,000 such shelter residents in need of these basic toiletries.
Will you help us?
We have determined that the average cost per person for either campaign is KD 4. Here's how you can help:
1) sponsor 1, 2 or 100 needy people by presenting us with the funds in which to purchase these items.
2) purchase & bag the aforementioned items (for a set # of people) and bring them to our premises before December 1st, and we'll deliver them to the needy (our address will be provided upon request).
3) Or directly pay our wholesale merchant for the # of workers you wish to sponsor and he'll deliver your pre-paid goods to our premises, whereby our volunteers will bag them and deliver them (contact details will be provided upon request).
Mother Teresa was also noted for saying, "If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one." Your provision of support will mean a great deal to those receiving the help. Any of these means of service could be managed individually or corporately - you choose; but DO choose to help, please.
We always welcome new volunteers to sort, bag, and distribute aide to Kuwait's neediest ~ won't you join us?