Part of our mission at CARTWHEELS is to inspire the community with hope and promote mental wellness. To celebrate CARTWHEELS turning ONE in September, we participated in the
“Build-a-little-home” campaign organised by New Hope Community Services,
a registered charity that provides shelter to the homeless and empowering them towards a positive change. CARTWHEELS donated $10 of every Toddler Art Starter Kit purchased to this fundraising project. Each kit also came along with a cardboard HOPE HOUSE which is a money savings box for kids to make and decorate. The savings can then be donated to the campaign.
At the end of September, the kids collected about $60 in their cardboard HOPE HOUSE through saving their daily pocket money and by doing household chores. I also promised to match them dollar-for-dollar. Also CARTWHEELS pledged $200 in donation from the sales from our Toddler Art Starter Kits in September. Altogether we donated $320 to the campaign!
Initially I thought it was such a small amount but my son was so happy when we looked through the list of how our donation could help one resident with a month's rental ($200), sponsor a life skills training programme at the shelter ($100) and also sponsor one daily meal and hygiene product ($20). He broke down the amounts all by himself!
I'm really proud of the kids who were so enthusiastic about the campaign. They asked me who we are helping next!
A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who have support and contributed to the fundraising campaign. Creativity can have a significant purpose! Thank you everyone for celebrating with us!