Lightweight summer clothing, shorts and tshirts for the boys, dresses or skirts and tops for the girls are ideal. The girls love leggings.
DVDs & CD Rom
Educational for maths, spelling etc. French & computer skills. Also, football and aerobics.
Our ongoing needs are:-
Baby wipes, toothpaste, Vaseline, soap, Nappy rash cream. Shoe polish.Pampers numbers 2,3, & 4.
Copy Crocs for boys & girls ages 8 - 17 years
Lightweight pyjamas for boys & girls ages 2 - 13 years.
Girls knickers age 2 -17 years
Pencils & rubbers
Paperback books for the library
White board marker pens.
Last year, Dawn Heather White in North Ireland threw out a £3 challenge to her colleagues asking them to buy clothing to the value of £3 in the summer sales for a Happy House child. Everyone took it to heart and we received dozens of items of beautiful clothing which ensured each child had a new outfit for Christmas. If you are coming to visit the Happy House then maybe you and your friends would like to help in this way. Any size always fits somebody in the Happy House Family
Mama says: "Until our children came to us most had lived in rags and had certainly never had new clothing, so having lovely new clothes means so much to them. They get so excited when they have a new t-shirt, shorts or dress and can't wait to see how they look in it.
"To our children who were living in poverty or neglect, Christmas and birthdays were just another day - another day living in the shadow of fear, hunger or abuse.
"Now they are no longer live with shadows. They are safe, happy, healthy, confident and, above all, loved. Having a family Christmas, with a tree,trimmings and a visit from Santa, makes magical memories for each and every child.
"You can help to make a child smile, by sending a donation for just one small gift.
If you are visiting our family, we would be grateful if you can bring some of our ongoing needs. If you would like to be of help during your stay with some of our weekly food shopping. Uncle Billy is only too pleased to help and advise. email@example.com
It is very expensive for people to post gifts out to us here at the Happy House. When the parcel arrives we then have to pay import duty on everything before the post office will release the parcel to us. It hurts as the parcel is being for TWICE !
If you would like to help with our daily needs please make a donation to Just Giving on our website, www.childrenofwatamu.net. Please email Sue to say what you would like the donation to be used for firstname.lastname@example.org We will be delighted to send you pictures of the children receiving your gifts or of the food we have been able to buy due to your kindness and generosity.This method also supports the local community.
Thank you all for caring, is is due to people such as yourself that makes our work with the children possible.