Sleeping Children Around the World
Her Bad Mother put out the call for bloggers to give a shout out for their favourite causes.
I’d like to tell you about Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW). Founded in 1970 by Margaret and Murray Dryden, SCAW raises funds to provide bed kits to needy children in undeveloped and developing countries.
Murray Dryden believed “the comfort of a bed is a basic right of every child,” and that, “there is nothing more peaceful than a sleeping child.” He endured many nights without food or a bed during the Great Depression in the 1930's, while travelling East from Manitoba looking for work.
Since its founding, SCAW has raised over $17 million to provide bed kits for over 700,000 children in 31 countries. Each recipient child is photographed with their bed kit and the photo is sent to the donor.
How can you help?
You can donate a bed kit--a $30 donation provides a bed kit that consists of a mat or mattress, pillow, sheet, blanket, mosquito net (if applicable), clothes outfit, towel and school supplies (contents vary from country to country depending upon local needs). The kits are made in the countries where they are distributed.
There is zero overhead—the organization is entirely volunteer driven and 100% of bed kit donations reach a needy child.
You can reach SCAW by phone at phone at 1-866-321-1841 or online here.
Please give their site a visit and help support a worthy cause.
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