My name is Esi, I’m a 30 year old mum of twins from South London, asking people to take some time to think of others.
For years I’ve been blessed to visit Ghana where I always enjoy precious time with my family; and where I am always made to feel so welcome. Whilst enjoying a comfortable life in Ghana, the reality of my blessings has always been clear to me. My family have always supported charities in various ways with my 90 year old Grandma regularly volunteering for and supporting many worthy causes.
I’ve said to myself on many occasions “I must do something more to help”, and until recently that was just hot air. Tired of my failure to do more than just think about helping I decided to take action. How hard could it be right?
I was planning a visit to Ghana with my daughters and began to wonder about what there was in way of support for twins there. I have great support at my fingertips here if I need it- my local twins club, Tamba, online twin mum forums; and of course friends and family. Not to mention the fantastic medical care and midwifery support I received- often these things are easy to take for granted.
The reality is few in this world are blessed with those things. So I decided to find a way to help twins which is when I stumbled across Ghana Twins Foundation online. I made contact with the founders and organised to meet and make donations. Just with my own outgrown twins clothes I had plenty, but the offers for donations poured in and I ended up with three large boxes of clothes, shoes, toys etc.
I had so much I decided to split the donations to help two additional charities.
My next commitment was to ensure everything was personally received by the people who really needed it. Putting it into the hands of those they were intended for.
Along with my daughters and grandma, I visited a small foster home with just under 40 orphaned and abandoned kids; an orphanage with almost 200 children from newborn -18; met with Ghana Twins Foundation, and went out on a mission to the streets of Nima meeting twin mum’s.
These people were so very grateful for all of your wonderful donations; and all I had done was collect things people didn’t need anymore, and organise door to door shipping to deliver.
Just a few minutes of your time to gather up unwanted things and donate, made a big difference to a LOT of peoples lives, so thank you!
After seeing the difference it had made I found myself committing to send more, it was just the right thing to do.
I also set up a project called Twin Gifting with Ghana Twins Foundation, which will help families with twins and multiples in crisis. They can make application for clothes, toys etc. and be given a package of age appropriate clothes in pairs!
What I achieved wasn’t that hard and I thoroughly encourage you to help me to continue do more!
One extra large box costs £80 to ship, £500 would pay for shipping huge volumes of donations, which I plan to coordinate throughout the year.
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