Do you have any clothes lying around that you or your kids have grown out of? You can donate them to credible charities that help those in need. Remember that nothing is too little or too much to donate.
Here is a list of a few credible places to make those donations. Please be very careful when making donations especially money, as there are many inauthentic people out there who seek to defraud you and the charity they may claim to represent.
1. Madharau Slums Initiative
Madharau slums is an area not many have heard of but a light needs to be shone. They are located on the outskirts of Thika. The initiative is the brain child of Susan Gitau Counseling Foundation in partnership with Gifted Hands Initiative Program. There is actually an event on the 25th of this month in support of this initiative. Click here for more information. The initiative seeks to help young girls of this community between the ages of 14 and 25 as well as their children.
Salome Oyosi: 0713078161
Susan Gitau: 0722218447
2. Homeless of Nairobi
You have probably come across this page on Facebook. It was started by Shamit Patel who had a touching enounter with a homeless family in Nairobi. He realized that they have become too ignored by society and their situation normalized. He created the page to be a ‘virtual home’ for them. Many of them have great potential.
Below is the translation :
We are the sufferers of Westland
Every day we depend on the bones of K.F.C
We set up camp at a place called deep sea
Kenya belongs to who, if not us?
I wake up headed for Muthurwa, to look for food, even just a bit of ugali.
I’m still hungry but my face stays strong
And yet these people still want my vote
The government belongs To Uhuru, but still, the screams won’t stop
Because there is no light
And yet the city Council still chase hawkers here to there looking for money
Look at how dry my skin is, you would think me an animal
I have no money.
When the ladies see me they call me the love guru.
I burn through like copper, Yes I am the stopper.
Get in touch with the admin via Facebook to enquire about how to make a donation or you could call Clifford on 0716481367/0733411590. You could also email him at email@example.com.
3. Rescue Team Kenya
This organization like many similar to it solely rely on private support from friends, well-wishers and goodwill ambassadors to operate.
- water and sanitation
- sporting activities
Location: Old North Airport Road
Go to their website for more information.
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4. Kenya Red Cross
This is an NGO I’m sure most are familiar with. They are the leading humanitarian organization in Kenya and seek to alleviate human suffering. They may be big, but every donation no matter how small may help.
Location: Click for list of branches
Tel no: 0789854857
5. Shelter of Hope Centre Kenya
This is a non-profit organization registered under the societies act. They seek to help women and children with specialized empowerment strategies for women It began in 2005 with the vision of Ishmael Ochieng Okuku and Molline Ochieng.
Location: Buru Buru Business Complex next to Kenya National Library on the 2nd Floor Room 32.
Tel no: 0725830020
6. Nyumbani Children’s Home
As the name suggests they provide a home to children who have nowhere else to go. There are more than 120 children who stay here. Life has been harsh to them way too young as they have HIV/AIDS. Most of them are on 1st line and 2nd line ARVs (antiretroviral drugs). The home has had its doors open since 1992 and its residents are as young as newborns and as old as 23. They stay there until they are healthy and can live independently. For more information please visit their website.
Tel no: 07222010163
7. Fremo Birth & Medical Centre
Fremo is an organization that seeks to fill a void that we have in terms of maternal healthcare. They are set up in Kawangware and in their 5 years of existence, they have definitely made a mark. Women from the neighbourhood who cannot afford to go to hospital come here to have a safe birth. For more insightful information kindly visit their site.
Location: next to Rivonia House House on Naivasha Rd
Tel no: 0710274860
“With one kind gesture you can change a life. One person at a time you can change the world. One day at a time we can change everything.”-Dr.Steve Maraboli
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