Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW) donations provide bedkits to children of any race and/or religion who will benefit the most; typically being located in underdeveloped and developing countries.
No portion of a bedkit donation is spent on administration — 100% reaches a needy child. Each $35 donation (Canadian funds) provides a bedkit that consists of a mat or mattress, pillow, sheet, blanket, mosquito net (if applicable), clothes outfit, towel and school supplies. Bedkit contents vary from country to country depending upon local needs.
Since its founding by Murray and Margaret Dryden in 1970, SCAW has raised over $20 million to provide bedkits for over one million children in 33 countries. In 2009 we will reach our millionth child.
Every child is photographed with the bedkit, showing the donor's name/country (or special occasion message) on a label.
Each photograph is then mailed back to the original donor, providing a timeless way for the donor to remember the child who so greatly benefited from their generosity.