Speak Up this #GivingTuesday by Giving a Dalit Child a New School Uniform
Most Dalit children live in extreme poverty. Their families often struggle to provide basic needs, including clothing. In India, wearing a school uniform is nearly universally mandatory, including in Good Shepherd Schools. Sponsored children have their uniform provided through sponsorship donations, but there are about 14,000 students of the 26,000 enrolled in Good Shepherd Schools who are not sponsored yet. These kids need uniforms, too!
So when our team was planning what to do for #GivingTuesday this year we thought, “What about uniforms?” Besides students who aren’t sponsored yet, there are students who have outgrown their uniforms and need new, larger ones. And as anyone who has ever had a child in school knows, sometimes clothing just wears out!
It only takes $25 to purchase a new uniform.
This is an easy way to speak up for a child who needs you.
What’s Giving Tuesday?
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. This year, November 29 is that day.
The Challenge & How You Can Help
It’s so simple to get involved. All you need to do is buy a uniform (Or two. Or ten!) Each uniform costs only 25.00, and you can purchase one here. Our goal is to provide a minimum of 250 uniforms between now and November 29. But we’d like to blow that goal out of the water. And we can, with your help.
Do I Have To Wait Until #GivingTuesday to Purchase a Uniform?
No! You can speak up by buying a uniform right now, and we thank you for your commitment to being a voice for Dalit children.
How Else Can I Speak Up?
Tell people about this! Share the opportunity on Facebook and Twitter! Share this blog post using the links at the bottom of this page.
If you have any questions about the way this works, please e-mail us at [email protected]. We’ll answer your question right away!