Saturday, May 18, 2013

Dave Dryden and Sleeping Children Around The World Charity

As posted at the Empower Network, May 18, 2013.

I had the privilege and honour to attend a Probus meeting where Dave Dryden, former NHL goalie for the Chicago Black Hawks in the 1960′s, was the guest speaker. The topic was Dave Dryden and Sleeping Children Around The World Charity.

Dave Dryden and Sleeping Children Around The World Charity

The link to the video on YouTube is here.

Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW), a charitable organization, was founded in 1970 by Murray and Margaret Dryden. This charity is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and provides bedkits to children in several developing countries.

In return for each $35 CAD donation, SCAW provides a child with a kit consisting of a mat or mattress, pillow, bed sheet, blanket, mosquito net (if required), clothes outfit, towel and school supplies. The kits are created in the country where they are to be distributed. This helps reduce transportation and material costs as well as providing an economic benefit to the targeted area. The organization reports that since 1970, bed kits have been provided to 1,300,000 children. More…

All charitable contributions go directly to purchasing the bedkits. The expenses connected to the volunteers who distribute the bedkits are paid by each volunteer. Administrative costs including the sole paid employee are paid from a legacy fund set up by Murray Dryden specifically to defray the costs of administration and to ensure that all money donated goes towards purchasing the bed kits. There is no promotional budget as advertising is only by word of mouth

Thanks Dave Dryden for showing us a truly worthwhile cause that is making such a difference to so many lives!

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