Over 153 million children are reportedly orphans all around the world. This means that at least 153 million kids are without guardians and several of whom have dropped out of school. In India, for example, 4% of the country’s youth population is orphaned, with figures rising due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In such circumstances, providing orphaned children with necessities like food and clothing becomes crucial for their psycho-social development. This blog highlights the impact of clothes donations on orphanages all over the world.
1. Boosting Children Self-Esteem
One of the great impacts of clothes donations is the boost in children’s self-esteem. Often, orphanages in India, the Philippines, and other developing nations do not have enough resources to clothe all orphaned children under their care. So when they these children do receive clothing, you’ll notice the increase in their confidence and self-esteem almost immediately.
2. Protection Against Climate Change
We all know climate change worsens and grows more extreme with each passing season. For orphanages and charity organizations all around the world, this poses great problems, especially when trying to find and distribute clothing to children living in harsher climates.
By donating some clothes to an orphanage near you, you’ll be helping several children stay warm during harsh winter.
3. Saving Orphanage’s Resources
Because most orphanages and charity organizations run exclusively on the contributions of donor bodies, agencies, and individuals, they often do not have enough resources to clothe every child in their care. That’s why the impact of clothes donations is so significant because it helps reduce pressure on the orphanage’s resources.
4. Environmental-Friendly Practice
The world produces a staggering amount of textile waste, which can be significantly reduced through clothing donations and other recycling practices. So we encourage you to adopt eco-friendly habits and donate clothes to orphanages near you.
Bring A Smile To An Orphaned Child’s Face
Orphan organizations worldwide recognize the impact of clothes donations on children’s self-esteem. Our Clothes for Orphan Project (COP) has provided clothes to thousands of orphaned children affected by HIV/AIDs. We aim to build a happier environment for orphans and ensure that they have appropriate clothing for different seasons. And you can help us achieve this goal by donating to our program.