Gold for good
Thank you to everyone who kindly donated gold. This is how it worked:
Do you have a little bit of unwanted or broken gold jewellery, sitting in a jewellery box, shoved in a drawer or in a little pot on a shelf?
What use is one earring, a chain or bracelet that is snapped, or a ring with a missing stone? Most mass produced jewellery is more expensive to repair than to buy new.
Your broken or unwanted gold jewellery can be used to help vulnerable and homeless children in Lebanon. As part of my fund raising for this Gulf for Good challenge, I collected unwanted gold. The little bits and pieces of gold added together were sold to raise money for these charities:
Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund to provide emergency dental equipment and an x-ray machine for use in refugee camps in Lebanon.
SOS Children’s Villages to furnish two concrete houses for 16 orphaned children and their ‘house mothers’.
Thank you to everyone who helped me with this. I have now finished collecting and the amount raised from the gold was incredible – half my original total fund-raising amount.
Contact me if you are a challenger and would like to pick my brains about this idea. I found it was a great way that people could support me in these credit-crunched times by donating something that was useless to them (but precious for the charities).