Presents for All!

Presents for Bariki and his friends

Presents for Bariki and his friends

Presents have been bought for all our children. We have also bought a Christmas tree, decorations, wrapper, cards and other paraphernalia; we have ordered a cake, chickens, meat, etc. But we have spent a lot more on presents than we expected! So we are asking people if they can contribute to the extra costs, which come to about $250.

Presents around the Christmas tree

The kids will open their presents around the Christmas tree when they get up in the morning. The pile of presents will be a lot bigger than the tree, but I’m sure the pile will go down quickly!

In addition to 22 children, our family and about 8 staff, there will be other visitors, staff who are not able to travel home and several waifs and strays to feed. So we have also increased our food order, and we will have a big barbecue, and people can prepare their own meal if they like.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far. Perhaps you will be able to tell your friends about our appeal? We are grateful for even the smallest contributions.

If you would like to contribute you could either send money to our PayPal account, using the ‘Donate’ icon below…

 

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Presents Through Mpesa and TigoPesa

…or, if you are in Tanzania or Kenya, you could send money by

  • TigoPesa (0676 074 793) or by
  • Mpesa (0764 074 793), even just a few shillings!

Address for letters, gifts and other donations

Watoto Kicheko
PO Box 14311
Arusha Tanzania

Account Details for Donations via Checks, ACH or Wire Transfers:

Account Name:                 Laughter of a Child Foundation
Address:                              1805 N. Carson Street, Suite, Carson City, NV 89701
Beneficiary’s Bank:        Wells Fargo Bank, Las Vegas, Nevada
Account No.:                      7608540196
Routing number:             321270742
Swift:                                     WFBIUS6S

For US citizens and US corporate citizens:

The “Laughter of a child foundation” is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3). Please note our federal tax number: EIN 46-4875575, in your records. From the state of Nevada, the “Laughter of a child foundation”, a nonprofit corporation, has received a “Charitable-Solicitation Registration Statement” For further information, see:
http://taxes.about.com/od/deductionscredits/a/CharityDonation.htm.

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By Simon Collery

Simon Collery has been an online content writer and blogger since the late 1990s, developing content for an information industry website, and later, writing about development, HIV, human rights and other subjects, mainly in East Africa. He is a co-founder of the Don't Get Stuck Collective, a group of people who write and agitate for greater recognition of non-sexually transmitted HIV and other bloodborne disease, especially through unsafe healthcare, cosmetic and traditional practices, mainly in Africa and Asia. He also blogs about media depictions of African people, unethical practices by publicly funded western institutions in African countries, mass male circumcision programs carried out in African countries using mainly US funding, and other subjects. He has a particular interest in Kenya and Tanzania.