BUTTERFLIES USA INC wrote -
With more than 10 million child workers, India has the highest number of laborers in the world under the age of 14, according to UNICEF estimates. Many of these children are made to work to feed themselves and their families, and on a daily basis face environmental and safety hazards, substance abuse, disease, plus a lack of access to shelter, health care, and education.
Work has replaced play, with dire consequences for children's health and well-being. For it is play that provides children the best opportunities for social, moral and emotional development, and is essential to nurturing creativity.
This year's CrowdRise campaign supports Butterflies' Right to Play Programs. Contributions in any amount can make a real, tangible difference in the life of a Delhi street child. Consider what your donation can provide:
$30 -- complete uniform and soccer ball for a street child
$45 -- field equipment for soccer matches
$50 -- uniforms and equipment for 2 referees
$60 -- field equipment for cricket
$75 -- uniforms and shoes for an 11-player cricket team
$150 -- uniforms and services of 2 referees for an entire sports season
$300 -- uniforms and cleats for the whole soccer team
$1000 -- playground and sports field rentals for 1 year
And for $1,200, you or your organization may sponsor an all-day sports tournament for 12 children’s teams.
Our aim is to raise $18,000, or $100 to help each Butterflies’ child make play an integral part of her childhood. Your contribution will advance Butterflies' goals to:
Reclaim Spaces, so that play areas are safe and accessible by youth of all classes, castes, gender and abilities;
Allocate Time, making sports an essential part of daily education, with properly maintained playgrounds, sufficient sports equipment, and qualified sports instructors; and
Ensure Freedom, to give children the chance to choose play over work, by providing access to nutritious food, safe shelter, and educational opportunities, so that they can truly be children during their childhood years.
Please be as generous as you can, and know that every amount helps. 100% of your donation will go to the direct costs of Butterflies activities. So click on the DONATE button now, and THANK YOU.