Ways to help Destiny Garden School

DGS Children queuing for water

DGS Children queuing for water

Destiny Garden Primary School is a charity school dedicated to educating disadvantaged children in one of the poorest suburbs of Mombasa.  To do this it has to rely on support from the outside world and you can contribute to the future of the school in a number of ways as follows.

100% of sponsors’ and donors’ funds, together with the Gift Aid, go to Destiny Garden School. The committee members meet all the expenses and administrative costs involved in running the charity.

Sponsoring the School or a child

Destiny Garden School Child

Sponsoring the school: you can choose to send a regular monthly donation to help cover the costs of running the school, which include paying the staff salaries, buying text books and stationery, and providing the children with a nutritious lunch. All you need to do is complete the attached Sponsorship Form and return to the address thereon.

Sponsoring a child:  or if you prefer, you can sponsor the education of a particular child. See the Sponsor a Child link for details and Frequently Asked Questions.

Making a donation

New text books for DGS reduce the ratio to 3:

Donations for text books reduced ratio from 5:1 to 3:1

We would be delighted to receive a donation towards the running costs of the school or to pay for specific items needed, and we will give you feedback on the results of your donation. Please see Donate.

100% of sponsors’ and donors’ funds, together with the Gift Aid,  go to  Destiny Garden School.  The committee members meet all the expenses and administrative costs involved in running the charity.

Buying a gift that will help the School

‘Gifts That Make a Difference’: Why not consider giving a present to a friend or one of your family in the form of a gift to Destiny Garden School?  Gifts can range from £5 which will buy some tomato plants, to £50 which pays for the children in one class to take an educational trip, to £120 which will pay for the education of a child for a year.  See this link for further details – Gifts That Make a Difference.

Supporter buys a goat and toys educational

Supporter buys a goat and educational toys to give as Christmas presents

Buying goods online through ’easyfundraising’

easyfundraising’:  www.easyfundraising.org.uk

Raise money for DGS without it costing you a penny!

If you shop online and would like to help Destiny Garden School, you can do this via ‘easyfundraising’ who will pay up to 15% to Destiny Garden School with no extra cost to easyfundyou.  For full details on how to register please see this link. You can shop online with more than 2000 well known retailers  including Argos, Next, Amazon, John Lewis, Boots, Vodafone, M&S, Play.com, Debenhams, Travelodge, eBay and many more. It doesn’t cost any more and is easy to use.

Organising a fundraising event

Elizabeth's Coffee Morning

Elizabeth’s Coffee Morning

Could you consider organising an event to raise funds for Destiny Garden School?  In the past supporters have held  coffee mornings, dinner parties, book and cake sales; there are many other ideas which would raise much needed funds for the school. We can provide  display materials and leaflets, and give any other help required.

Undertaking a sponsored run, walk, swim .....

Val's sponsored swim

Val’s sponsored swim

A great way to raise funds for Destiny Garden School is to challenge yourself to do something you haven’t done before and ask family and friends to support you.  We will provide the necessary display items, sponsorship forms and set you up with a webpage.

Volunteering at Destiny Garden School

The Destiny Children charity is not responsible for the volunteering scheme at Destiny Garden School as we don’t have the necessary insurance.  However, this can be arranged by contacting Jacob, the school director, via the School website. Jacob and his family will host volunteers who can stay from one week to six months.  See the section on volunteering on the Destiny Garden School website for more information via this link: volunteering.

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