A Christmas Gift with Meaning

Looking for Christmas gifts that will be remembered?   Look no further!

Who wouldn’t love to have a goat, or a donkey – perhaps a tree or even a whole school?

This Christmas give a gift in Darfur, and we will create a personalised specially designed Christmas Gift Certificate  – and send it for you!  You can even order up to Christmas Eve and we will do the rest!

Why not buy a gift with meaning by donating towards our sustainable projects on behalf of a loved one? There are lots of things to choose from, and all of them will change the life of a child in Darfur forever – a beacon of hope during dark times.

Life in Darfur is getting more desperate by the day.  Families are struggling to feed their children. A Christmas Gift for a child in Darfur really shows they are not forgotten.  The people of Darfur need our help now more than ever.

By choosing to donate in the name of someone you love,  you will know that your gift will give the people of Darfur a brighter 2021.

We will send your personalised Christmas Gift Certificate either to you or directly to your loved one, whichever you prefer, just let us know when checking out.  

If you are posting your order to us please do enclose a Stamped Addressed Envelope, or, if possible, please add something for the postage if you are ordering online.    We are or course happy to email anywhere in the world.

Our postal address: Kids for Kids, P O BOX 456 Dorking, Surrey, RH4 2WS United Kingdom

 

Order a Gift Certificate

Donate Another ItemMosquito Nets?  A Set of Farm Tools?   A Clean Water Handpump?   Anything can be donated on behalf of a loved one!

Or why not give all your loved ones Tickets to our 100 Club Lottery – and a year long chance to win up to £500 each month?!

 

Come work with us – Job opening!

CEO’s Executive Personal Assistant/Fundraiser

If you believe in sustainable development and wish to make a lasting difference to children’s lives, please join our small team at Kids for Kids.

We are currently seeking an Executive Personal Assistant/Fundraiser, which is a key role, enabling us to help even more children, showing that sustainable development is possible. You will be determined to make a long term difference in the world and will be helping us to transform the lives of 550,000 Darfur villagers.  The administrative team is small; so your position is hugely important.

We are based in Dorking, Surrey, but you will be working mostly in your own home allowing flexibility for your own life.  We would stress, this is a challenging, and immensely rewarding role requiring someone who is hardworking, efficient and accurate and good at managing their own time.   You will interact with our donors, Patrons and celebrities as the public face of Kids for Kids.

Duties & Responsibilities:
– working closely with the Chairman/CEO to reduce her workload. You will need initiative and imagination to help lead the charity into the next decade.
– you will look after supporters, and our many volunteers, from thanking them for their donations, to keeping them up to date with the latest news from Darfur

– you will be in charge of the office, including maintaining office supplies and our important databases and spreadsheets along with general office duties

–  you will be able to update the website, help organise events, run our social media campaigns and liaise with journalists

– you will excel at writing reports and news leaflets
– you will also manage our biannual mailings and emailing campaigns

– you will be good at detail, as it is essential to maintain our records accurately

Candidate Requirements:

– Experienced, self-motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated, with initiative and the ability to work as part of the small administrative team, but essentially with the ability to work independently in your own home

– Reliable and responsible, and good at detail
– Able to use spreadsheets and formulas from the Access database, pull off queries, remove duplications etc
– Able to coordinate with volunteers, supporters and professionals
– Calm and confident individual, with first-class people skills and excellent organisational and IT skills
– Ability to work on your own, and under pressure

You must have a laptop (not Mac) and Windows 10, MS Office including Access, Publisher, plus a good colour printer and fast broadband.

You will be self-employed as the hours will vary, but which are likely to be a minimum of 25 hours per week. It is important that you live within easy driving distance from Dorking so that you can visit the office once/twice a week, but you will be happy to work in your own home. We also use Zoom for online meetings.

If you are interested in becoming part of our small team please head over to Charity Job to apply:

https://www.charityjob.co.uk/jobs/kids-for-kids/ceo-s-executive-personal-assistant-fundraiser/714670

Appeal for Help as Floods Strike Darfur and Inflation Soars

The people of Darfur are struggling to feed their families as food prices soar. The Sudanese economy is in crisis, with inflation increasing from 144% in July to a massive 167% in August.   The Sudanese Government has declared an economic state of emergency.

Soaring prices mean that people in Darfur are unable to afford to buy basic staples to feed their families. At the same time recent floods have washed away thousands of homes, leaving people homeless. All deliveries to the area are disrupted.   The hardship families are facing every day is unimaginable.

 Picture of a Mother and child in Darfur
Mothers are unable to afford food leaving children at risk.

Widespread flooding means that moquitoes are breeding frighteningly fast so that malaria is on the rise. Children already suffering from malnutrition are even more at risk – the situation is becoming more dire every day. Meanwhile, as in the rest of the world, COVID-19 continues to spread.

Picture of children in Darfur - Kids for Kids
Children are as risk of malnutrition and malaria due to flourishing mosquitoes.

We are calling on our supporters to help by donating to Kids to Kids to support families through this difficult time.

Donate now for the greatest need and your donation will be used where it is most needed in Darfur today!

Alternatively:

Text FLOOD 5 or FLOOD 10 to 70470 to donate £5 or £10 to provide soap and mosquito nets.

Texts cost £5 or £10 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £5 or £10 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text FLOODNOINFO 5 or FLOODNOINFO 10 to 70470.

A Christmas Invitation

 

Magical Candlelit Christmas Concert 2020

We are delighted to invite you to join us at this year’s Candlelit Christmas ConcertWednesday 2nd December 2020!   Given recent events, we have decided to host a virtual concert this year via Zoom and Facebook Live. The magical atmosphere will be brought directly into your living rooms, as we ask our supporters to light their own candle to remember the children of Darfur at this time of year. There will of course still be the festive Christmas carols brought to you by the talented choir of Queens Gate School, celebrity readings, beautiful music and much more! Join us via Zoom or Facebook at 7 p.m. on 2nd December.  Online family ticket –  minimum donation £10.  Please check our website www.kidsforkids.org.uk or email us at contact@kidsforkids.org.uk for tickets, we are determined to celebrate this joyous time of year and to raise much-needed funds for the people of Darfur.  

A Christmas Gift with Meaning
Give a gift this Christmas that will last long after the Christmas holidays have ended! We have gifts for every budget. From Kindergarten books £20, 100 animal vaccinations £100, a donkey for a family in need £150, or even a water pump £6,500! You can also Donate for the Greatest Need. Every one of these gifts is a vital life line to people in Darfur. We will send a personalised Christmas Gift Certificate to you or to your chosen friend or family member (via email or post).
Visit: www.kidsforkids.org/shop

Giving Tuesday – 1st December
If you plan to donate to Kids for Kids this Christmas perhaps wait to do it on 1st December when Global Giving will give extra money to organisations that raise the most on that day only? The more money you donate, the more money they will give us on top! So help us to raise as much money as possible – the children of Darfur need your help now more than ever. Visit: www.globalgiving.org/donate/3016/kids-for-kids/ Please don’t forget!

Christmas Coffee Morning
Are you missing your family and friends? On a chilly winter’s day why not catch up for a coffee and mince pie via video call using Skype, Facetime or Zoom? You may have seen our recent Covid-19 appeal, where we are asking for donations to help Kids for Kids purchase soap for families in Darfur? The virus has reached the villages, and we need help to keep it at bay. £20 provides 5 bars of soap to 10 families – that’s just £5 each for you and 3 friends. Have fun and help a family! You can send in your donation here or text:

Text CHRISTMASCOFFEE 5 to 70085 to donate £5 Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £5 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text CHRISTMASCOFFEENOINFO 5 to 70085

Bucket List Fundraising
Always wanted to run a marathon? Tackle Ben Nevis or even the Three Peaks? Walk a mile for charity? Cycle to Land’s End or do a family bike ride? Why not scratch something off your bucket list this Christmas and head out and get sponsored for Kids for Kids! Don a Santa hat or some Sleigh Bells and get inspired this holiday season! We’ll help.
Email: anna@kidsforkids.org.uk

Free Money for Charity!
Whilst shopping online for gifts for your loved ones this Christmas, why not raise some free money for Kids for Kids? Using Amazon Smile, Easy Fundraising, Give as You Live or The Giving Machine when you are searching online allows you to raise free donations on all your purchases. It’s free, and easy to sign up. Remember to choose Kids for Kids.
www.easyfundraising.org.uk www.smile.amazon.co.uk
www.giveasyoulive.com www.thegivingmachine.co.uk

Donate eBay proceeds to Kids for Kids
If you are planning on selling items on eBay this Christmas you can donate all, or just a percentage of the money, to Kids for Kids. By doing this you also reduce your seller’s fee too!
Visit: www.charity.ebay.co.uk/charity/Kids-for-Kids/3178320

Sending Christmas Cards this year?
The generous people at Mountbatten Cards donate 25% of the net proceeds from their cards to Kids for Kids. If you are planning to send Christmas cards this year, please buy from Mountbatten Cards and tick Kids for Kids!
Visit www.mountbattencards.com for more information.

Don’t Send a Card this Christmas!
If posting cards is not your thing at Christmas but still want to send Christmas greetings, do use Don’t Send Me A Card where you can reduce your carbon footprint and send Christmas cards electronically with the click of a button – 95% of your order will go to Kids for Kids. Visit www.dontsendmeacard.com