Imagine waking up to Christmas on the streets… Cold, hungry, scared and alone.Now imagine you are just 9 years old.
Can you add a homeless child to your present list this year?
We want to give all vulnerable children a memorable Christmas this year.
With your help, every child we work with will receive a gift, a meal, vital services and most importantly, hope.
For children still living on the streets, Casa Alianza gives them a chance to leave the streets for good.
Can you transform the lives of homeless children this year?
The reality for homeless children in Central America is that Christmas isn’t a holiday or a special day to be shared with loved ones. It is another day of fear and loneliness. Poverty, abuse or violence, neglect or family breakdown are one of the many reasons children are driven to the streets, living each day in fear of persecution or further violence.
Homeless children are desperately seeking food and warmth as they seek a place to sleep in doorways, under bridges, in underground water systems or on rubbish dumps. They survive by rummaging through rubbish to ?nd something to eat or sometimes by begging and stealing. Homeless children are often numb with cold and Christmas is just another day ?lled with trauma and pain.
For homeless children there is no Christmas dinner, no gifts and little hope. Poverty and hunger make vulnerable children living on the streets all too easy to exploit. They suffer from violence, crime and prostitution and criminalised rather than offered assistance.
How your donations can make a difference
£10 Imagine being homeless and unable to wash or bathe? £10 enables a child to have a shower, cut their nails, brush their teeth, have a haircut and most importantly, gives a child a renewed sense of self?worth.
£15 We all need underwear and socks! Imagine if you had worn the same ones for two months… Help provide a homeless child leaving the streets with a three sets of clean underwear and socks.
£25 Every child we work with has witnessed and experienced abuse, neglect or violence. £25 provides a traumatised child with two counselling sessions, enabling them to take the ?rst steps to recovery.
£50 Could provide a child with a safe space for the night, a fresh set of clothes, urgent medical care, a hot and nutritious meal and a gift this Christmas.
£100 Could enable one child to enrol onto an accredited computer course, giving them the opportunity to learn a new skill to help them build a future free from poverty.