2013 Indian Night – Blankets for Widows
The Rubbish Removers helped support “Another Night in India” We had a Bollywood Fashion Parade, live music, soups & bread, and listened to the journey of a tribal girl in rural India and how her life changed if her husband died. A range of Greeting cards were available and were sold to raise money for blankets to gift widows this Christmas. Each blanket cost $5 (bulk supply price) – which in rural India in a low income area can be the income from 5 days labour.
hanks to the generosity of everybody we raised $10,000 – enough for 2000 widows to each be given a beautiful brand new blanket. It might not seem to much to us, with our linen cupboards full, but to a widow with nothing it is a very significant and treasured gift for the cold Indian winter. The first 1000 blankets were given out before Christmas and the second lot of 1000 blankets were given out on the 5th Jan 14 onwards. Huge THANK YOU as so many gave, small and large amounts – together we made a difference!