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Help kids around the world by shopping in-stores 7 days a week 10am-10pm!
We donate 100% of our monthly profits to support Gulf for Good's children's charity projects. We rotate through the pre-selected projects as needed to help Gulf for Good with their funding goals and affect sustainable change in these international communities.
We have so far contributed AED2,016,008 to support children around the world!
OUR CURRENT PROJECT
The International Association for Transformation in the Kalinga Province, the Philippines
This is an excellent program that serves underprivileged youth with "scholarships". Phrasing the funding like this gives the students confidence to really thrive and become community leaders. They want to expand their student dormitory to include children from abused families into their programming, provide counselling and all the support that the children need to live a much brighter future!
IAT also runs a Montessori primary school and is actively involved with peace building and economic development for local communities.
See more information here.
This campaign is currently pending fundraising approval.
Project Update: AED27,230 was successfully sent in June 2021 and used towards their student sponsorship programme.
Project Update: AED547,746 was raised and will soon be sent towards the dormitories and counselling for children facing abuse at home. We are so proud to support this project!
The Tibetan Children's Villages in Ladakh, Northern India
The Sparkle Foundation in Zomba, Malawi!
From January to September 2022, we raised AED325,000 to buy much needed farmland for their 350 vulnerable children in their two schools and the 14,000 in their community. This will bring their food costs down, add to their sustainability, and enable The Sparkle Foundation to include farming in their curriculum - a staple in the Malawian economy and work force.
Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDoL2NbtmvA
Thank you for volunteering, decluttering your items, and shopping with Thrift for Good to support this cause! This initiative is approved by IACAD license number 4686 and 40519.
Project update: The first installment has now been sent to the Sparkle Foundation! We will post more updates once we receive their reports on this first installment.
SOS CHILDREN'S VILLAGES KYRGYZSTAN
The remote Ananyevo municipality in the Issyk-Kul region of Kyrgyzstan urgently needs a local meeting point to connect community members and boost learning and social activities. Between September and December 2021, we contributed AED100,000 to build this centre on a plot of land that has been provided by the local government, and running costs to be managed by the municipality.
By building such a facility in this rural area, we will be improving the lives of 165 vulnerable families, 180 children and 12,000 inhabitants of the surrounding villages. The community centre is not just a physical structure, but also provides a space where parents receive training courses to increase their employability and parental skills and help with daily challenges. It will also serve as a venue where children play, learn and do their homework, as well as a hub for cultural and sports events.
Project update: SOS Kyrgyzstan has now received both funding installments, the first for the foundation, roof and walls. The second installment of AED100,000 was sent February 2023 to install the flooring, plumbing, electricity, internal walls, ceilings and painting to prepare for the handover of the building. The building is now complete and actively serving the community!
Larchfield Kids in Mkuranga Tanzania
From May to the end of August, the project we are supporting is Larchfield Children's Home in Tanzania, supporting 30 lovely little kids from the streets to have a safe and loving home. The vision is to grow this home to 300 with a school to effectively change the course of the future for the next generation of children.
We have so far raised and donated AED125,497.50 for this project with thanks to you!
See more information here. This has been approved by IACAD license number 3920.
Project Update: Funds received by Larchfield Kids in September 2022 and have been used to support with monthly costs of running the home.
Chicuchas Wasi in Peru
Between November 2020 and May 2021, we raised an awesome AED109,605 for Chicuchas Wasi rural girls school in Peru!
Chicuchas Wasi School for Girls provides free, primary education, emphasizing personal development, empowerment, and academics. Chicuchas Wasi School maintains a big presence in the community with cultural celebrations, supporting social issues and women’s issues and to spread the value and importance of education for girls.
With the COVID pandemic, the families of the 300 beautiful students have been suffering with keeping food on the table. Chicuchas Wasi is doing a great job creating and maintaining distance education for these girls, but without food, these children are unable to focus on their schooling. The funds we have donated have provided food distribution to the students and their families to get them through this especially hard time.
See more information here.
Latest newsletter update here.
Initiatives approved by IACAD licenses 3072 and 3523
Project Update: Funds sent in June 2021 and used to feed the girls and their families.
Basecamp / Baytna Baytak in Lebanon
We have raised AED8,647 for this project in Fall 2020 before we opened the store (initiative approved by IACAD 3223).
Following the devastating blast in Beirut last year, these hard earned funds raised in our early days are helping children in Lebanon get back into school by paying school fees directly to the schools. This project is reaching 45 students in between Beirut and Tripoli and is being implemented by Basecamp/Baytna Baytak.
See more information here.
Gulf for Good's Unrestricted Funds
AED233,923 has been privately donated to Gulf for Good for unrestricted funds. No charity should run without funds for their overheads, a safety net and pot of security to turn to for its projects in the future. As our hearts are all here to help children, and to ensure the sustainability of that going forward, we have decided to hold this money to the side to be used as needed to fuel growth of our sister organisation.
See more about the great work that this empowers here.
This page is updated with financials up to the month end of August 2023