After publishing the message about collecting donated items to raise funds for the project, we soon received some donated items in Antwerp, Belgium. Armand Everaert, one of our project board members allowed us to make the garage sale in his big garage along the pretty busy public street. We had to do some hard work to make the garage and the items ready for the sale. That hard work was nothing when we noticed, people are enthusiastic to have a look of our arrangement and wanted to buy something to support the project. We didn't have a very great collection of donated items but yet we collected some funds on that sale which will be great help to support the project. We have already received more responses from people around in Belgium to donate us their unwanted and unnecessary household items. We are ready to make another sale when we are able to collect some more donated items and are hoping to continue the sale regularly. We are ready to collect any kind of items which people are willing to donate.
An example of donated items:
- All type of clothes and shoes (both children's and adult)
- School materials
- Books and Arts
- Kitchen utensils
- Electronic Equipment
- Bedroom items
- Dining items
- All types of glasses
- Show pieces
- And so on
Thanks to the kind people who provided us the donated items and who supported the sale through their volunteering work.
Some information regarding donations:
There are ways to help combat poverty other than by sponsorship or financial support. You can take part in our project by providing unused and unnecessary household items to our following drop off points. We can pass on donations to the children and their families. Alternatively, when we collect a sufficient amount of donated items, we can arrange for a garage sale or to sell the donated items in the flea market. In this way we may collect some funds to run the project.
You can also bring your donations with you on your visit to Bangladesh or Belgium and make contact with one of our staffs to arrange collection from your destination or you can drop your donated items to one of our drop off points. You can also make your donation directly to the children and their families during your visit in Bangladesh. This applies equally to foreigners and to residents of Bangladesh.
You are requested to drop your donated items to one of the following locations:
Note: Please let us know via phone call, sms or email before you drop the donations at our drop off points. In case you are unable to reach to us over phone call, please send us a sms or an email.
Drop off point in Belgium:
GSM: +32 (0) 474 42 49 01 (between 2pm and 10pm-Belgium time)
GSM: +32 (0) 484339162 (between 9am and 10pm-Belgium time)
Drop off point in Bangladesh:
House no- 1
Korail Bosti (Beside the Nurani Mosque)
Cell: +880 1861 619744 ((between 9am and 10pm-Bangladesh time)
Cell: +88 01748923774 (between 9am and 10pm-Bangladesh time)
Note: Please make sure that your donated items can be reused.