What's it all about?
This summer Car Boot Junction is supporting Malpasso in Rwanda, a project helping the widows and orphans of the Rwanda genocide. On July 15th Malpasso Consultancy in collaboration with Solace Ministries UK are taking a team of volunteers to the community of Nyamata, approximately 22 miles due south of Kigali (capital), in the district of Bugesera.
Once there they will spend nine days building two duplex houses, in addition to providing much needed support, aid and materials to the local school and community.
To learn more about this important and worthwhile cause click on the following links:
This project is about more than just bricks and mortar however.
The women, children and school are in desperate need of supplies and we are helping those involved to fill a C130 Hercules plane with the following items:
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Underwear(bras in particular)
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ WomenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s clothing
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ ChildrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s clothing
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Toothpaste and toothbrushes
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Pencils and other stationery
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Footballs and pumps
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Baseball caps
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ ChildrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s toys and games
NB Please do not donate battery operated/electronic toys or military style toys i.e. toy soldiers, guns, dressing up uniforms, army vehicles etc.
How can you help?
To support this project we are reaching out to our car boot friends and asking them to look on their stalls over the coming weekends and ask themselves if there is anything that can be donated. There may even be unsold items at the end of the weekend which would normally get skipped, but the widows and orphans in Rwanda would be extremely grateful for.malpasso in rwanda
All we ask is that you put some of these items to one side and arrange to get them to us. If you are in Dorset or South Hants we can arrange a collection. Outside of these areas all we ask is that you donate a little of your time to put the items in a suitable packet/box and take them to the post office, and then donate the cost of posting them to the following address:
Malpasso in Rwanda
c/o Car Boot Junction
34 Coventry Close
Once received, the Car Boot Junction team will sort and inventory all the items and ensure they reach the central collection point in time for loading on to the Hercules. Please include your name and address so that we can thank you for your contribution.
NB All packages must be received by the 30th June 2013 to ensure we have time to get them documented, transported and loaded on to the Hercules.
Alternative ways to help
If you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have any suitable items and/or wish to help in another way you can do so through the Buy a Brick scheme where you can buy a brick for Ã‚Â£10.00 which can be split many ways, so you can with your friends donate as little or as much as you like. To Buy A Brick click on the following link:
Alternatively, just make an affordable donation at the Rwanda in Malpasso Just Giving page.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our support line on 0333 456 5424. Thank you for your support.