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The Big Give Double Retrak Donations!

Retrak have been chosen to participate in The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2016 to raise funds for our Ethiopia programme. During the Christmas Challenge, donations from the public are DOUBLED!

If you were thinking about making a Christmas donation, tomorrow is the perfect opportunity to make your money go even further. The online matched funding Appeal will run for just 72 hours from 12 p.m. (midday) on Tuesday 29th November until midday on Friday 2nd December. Please donate through this link: https://secure.thebiggive.org.uk/donation/to/5442/24009/

There are currently an estimated 11,000 children living on the streets in Addis Ababa. Ethiopia currently faces its worst drought in 50 years, pushing even more children to the street due to desperate poverty and the pressure this puts on family relationships.

Retrak works tirelessly in Addis Ababa to provide children forced to live on the streets with food, shelter, catch up education, medical treatment and counselling whilst tracing families, preparing them for reunification, providing income generation activities and follow-up care. We also provide support to help the families and carers of children living, or at risk of living, on the streets in order to address the root causes of family separation.

Online donations received via The Big Give website during the 72 hours are doubled and this will enable us to support even more children to move away from life on the streets and get back to family life. Our aim is to raise £7,000 so that when doubled we will have £14,000 which covers the cost of medical care at our centre for a FULL YEAR or operational costs for two months. Thank you for helping us achieve our vision: a world where no child is forced to live on the street.