We have had a great response to our appeal for donations for Christmas gifts – well over £200 from many friends and volunteers. The gifts have been delivered and look fantastic as you can see – and they will bring a lot of happiness when they are given out on Christmas Day by the staff at the reception centre. Thank you so much for your generosity.
The football sessions with a school in the Weald continue every 2 or 3 weeks – here are the boys lined up for a post-match photo.
If you ever shop online, without paying any more you can donate money to Kent Kindness by joining Easyfundraising.org.uk (link below).
Every time you make an online purchase from any of their supporting retailers (which include Amazon, Ocado, Sainsburys, Tesco, John Lewis, M&S, Next, Topshop, etc etc etc) a donation goes to a charity of your choice. All you have to remember to do is to buy online through the Easyfundraising.org website.
It’s easy to join up – just put in your name, email address and a password. Then you’re ready to choose your charity (Kent Kindness, we hope!) and you’re off! https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk
If you are already using Easyfundraising, you might consider nominating Kent Kindness as your charity of choice for a few weeks….. to do that, simply go to “My Account” on the top toolbar, choose “My Account Settings”, and you will see that the bottom item on the menu says “Change the Cause I Support”. That enables you to use that method to donate to Kent Kindness for a limited period, and then change back again.
Here’s a photo which one of our volunteers took of words made using Bananagram tiles as part of an Intermediate level English class in the reception centre. Using as many varied approaches as possible keeps the learners’ attention and helps them to learn. Our classes are not simply about doing worksheets – having fun is very important!
This is our new Kent Kindness Certificate of Participation, issued to boys when they leave the Reception Centre. It will be a positive recognition of the work they have done, and a reward to them for starting back on the path to education and development of skills. This idea has already gone down very well with the boys!
Now that Kent Kindness is fully set up with an online giving facility, it’s great to find that it’s being used – at the date of writing, kind people have donated over £400 (including Gift Aid) during the month of December alone. We’re truly very grateful for your gifts which enable us to extend the support we give to the young people who need your help.
Thank you to everyone who sent us a donation!