This blog chronicles Childhood Now's two programs: The Big Little Caravan of Joy and the Painted Turtle Arts Camp's journey into 8 African countries and 30 Northern Canadian, First Nations Reserves. Since 2006, The BLCJ and PTAC has reached thousands of vulnerable, remote and orphaned children through the language of creative arts and play.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The Big Little Caravan of Joy needs your support this holiday season!!
Happy holidays and all the best in 2014!
Dear Friends and Supporters of my work in Africa and in Northern Ontario,
Thank you kindly for the support that you have given to my cause! However, I need your help this holiday season in making sure that the programming for The Big Little Caravan of Joy, Painted Turtle Arts Camp and Friends of Noah Canada, continues to grow, flourish and reaches more children than ever before!
When you make a contribution to The Big Little Caravan of Joy you empower children by helping local artists, community leaders and educators, in Africa and Northern Canada, in providing creative and fun-filled programming for children who need it the most. Your holiday donation can support the growth of our programs, so that more children can participate in The Big Little Caravan of Joy, Painted Turtle Arts and Noah initiatives in Northern Ontario and Africa.
If you are interested in donating to this cause please use the link below and include in the message box: 1. that you are donating funds toward The Big Little Caravan of Joy's programming, and 2. the name and address of the person you might honour with your donation. Here is the link to donate: http://www.canadahelps.org/gp/32283
A personalized thank you card with African small keychain will be mailed to any donation on behalf of a family member or friend. All donations will automatically receive an electronic tax receipt from Friends of Noah Canada.
Our programming in Northern Ontario is now in further development and by the summer of 2014 we hope to have 8 Painted Turtle Arts Camps, run by trained local leaders. Our nutritional, after-school programs and Big Little Caravan of Joy arts camps in South Africa are also expanding. This year I will be running 4 art-based initiatives in South Africa, 1 in Malawi and another 3 in Uganda.
I wish you a happy holiday season and a healthy, prosperous new year!