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Teddy Bear Project

Closed Cause page created in the Community category by Sana Ditta for "Children of former refugee families"

$2,550 of $2,000 goal
Given by 55 generous donors in 5 weeks

Providing Teddies for the migration team at New Zealand Red Cross to be distributed to the former refugee children arriving in Canterbury.

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Former refugees have escaped conflict in nearly every continent on earth. Displaced people from Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Myanmar and Somalia. The five largest countries where former refugees come from, make up 67% of displaced people worldwide. Unfortunately, many are children who have witnessed such atrocity and as they settle into their new homes, need to be reminded that they are not forgotten. The migration team at New Zealand Red Cross does such a brilliant job at making these families feel welcome and supported. The teddy bears is an addition to the essentials that New Zealand Red Cross already provides.

The Teddy bear project is an initiative providing Teddy Bears to former refugee children arriving in Canterbury to feel a sense of comfort after some have experienced very distressing events. More than anything else, children need to feel connected to others in order to feel safe. These comfort teddies help children to feel instantly connected to a companion. A companion that will stay with them throughout their lifetime. It's truly amazing how something as simple as providing a toy to a child can ultimately change their outlook and circumstances. I really hope you can support this cause.

Thank you

Sana Ditta

Sana Ditta's involvement (page creator)

On behalf of the families/children choosing New Zealand as their home.

Use of funds

Funds will be donated to the Migration Red Cross Team for the express purpose of buying teddy bears.

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Smiles   29 June 2020

Posted by: Sana Ditta

Thank you again to everyone for there donations! We have passed our goal and have been blown away by everyone's generosity. The first lot of Teddy bears are ready to be handed out during the children's last day of orientation!

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Latest donations

Neeraj on 19 Jun 2020
All the best! :)
MAC on 16 Jun 2020
Nasreen on 14 Jun 2020
Shanaaz on 14 Jun 2020
All the best beautiful.
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Guest Donor on 14 Jun 2020
How adorable!

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Created by, and paying to a verified bank account of, Sana Ditta on behalf of Children of former refugee families

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