Providing the basics to help kids succeed!
A child has a better chance in succeeding at school when their basic needs are met such as food, clothing and personal hygiene. Whether you are already in India or planning a trip, some helpful items to donate to people you meet, or to the children, schools and orphanages that Anand Prakash Asham and Helping Hands for India support are:
- Children’s clothing, especially underwear, shoes and socks.
- Toiletries such as shampoo samples, toothbrushes and toothpaste.
- School supplies such as notebooks, pens and pencils, markers, backpacks.
- Art supplies such as dot-to-dot, colouring books, pencil crayons, water colour kits (with the hard blocks of colour), spiral sketchbooks for older children.
Some of these items, especially the art items, can be purchased in India and then donated if you do not have space in your luggage but want to donate supplies to the children. Additionally you may make a small cash donation to the ashram which will help us to purchase fresh fruit for local children – a luxury that many of them do not have.
Remember…every little bit helps!