Charities that The Rubbish Removers support
Here at The Rubbish Removers we believe in giving back to the community, both locally and worldwide.
Below is a list of charities that we support and believe in!
We see The Rubbish Removers as an avenue that can help others, both in our local community and abroad.
Over the years a special passion has grown for tribal people in a rural farming area of India. This people group are mainly subsistence farmers and labourers. They live in homes made of woven bamboo coated with a mud-dung nixture. They till their fields with buffalo and plough, growing their own grains, vegetables and pulses, earning income by following the sugar cane cutters around or labouring on the roads. They are warm hearted and laugh easily.
We have supported them with visits which have included workshops on health, germs and handwashing, Tippy Taps, mother care and midwifery workshops, avenues of micro business etc. Our aim is to give them tools to improve their life skills and quality of life. We have a soft spot for the Agape Childrens Home, an orphanage the local people run. They care for the childrens needs, food, education, health etc. We like to step in and (along with others) help with a few fun projects. (A play ground, some fridges, bunk beds and for 2013 table tennis tables!)
Every year we support an initiative by Calvary Family Church to raise funds for the widows. Indian widows are often ostracized from society after the death of their husbands and rarely have an income source. At Christmas we raise funds to provide a love gift.
Giving saris (2010 & 2011) and chickens (2012) have made an impact on hundreds of women so far. This Christmas 2013 we are currently raising funds with a Greeting card drive - our aim is for 500 widows each having a new blanket or two laying hens.
Dec 2012 Indian Night - Hens for Widows
The Rubbish Removers hosted the event at Re's Recycle Shop. The " Indian night" was a fabulous evening snacking on delicious Indian samosas and kulfi, cakes and biscuits and coffee while we enjoyed a night of browsing and buying in a shed of fantastic recycled items. With the proceeds we were able to organise the purchase of laying hens. Over 350 widows were each given several chooks to use as a source of both food (eggs) and income (selling eggs / chickens)
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March 2013 Two fridges for "The Agape Children's Home"
We hosted a "garage sale" with recycled items from the skip bins and raised enough money to purchase two fridge / freezers. This is the first fridge the orphans have had and will be a great help with keeping food cool! (especially when the temperatures can reach up to 41degrees C)
Nov 2012 - A Playground for the "Agape Children's Home"
Instead of sponsoring individual gifts of clothing and sweets at Christmas we funded a playground ! With donations and funds from the sale of recycled items enough money was raised to put in swings, a slide, seesaw, a merry-go-round and parallel bars. Watching the children shriek with laughter as they play, sliding, swinging, sending themselves dizzy on the merry-go-round makes it all worthwhile!
Feb 2013 Hygiene Workshops
Some of the big and small hygiene workshops we partipated in. Teaching the essentials - handwashing, how a fly spreads germs, water pollution, food covers can make an impact on the health of a local community. Statastics show that up to 1500 Indian children die every day from diarrohea - and most can be prevented by simple hygiene techniques. Thanks to Arrow Scientific for their donation of Glitter bug as a valuable handwashing teaching tool!