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Donations of used yacht goods help orphans in Uganda

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The Chances for Children Foundation, a charity that sponsors orphaned Ugandan children in Kampala, has recently launched the Yacht Goods Donation Program (#C4Cyachtdonations). The program welcomes donations of gently used towels, sheets, crew uniforms and clothing, shoes, medical kits, toiletries and other products – including those recently out of date – that are no longer needed on board yachts.

Gabrielle Crump, the president and founder of C4C, coordinates transport of donations, so those wishing to contribute should contact her through email at gabrielle@c4c.mc. Items are sent through a London shipping company, which manages customs clearance and ensures donations are delivered to Uganda at a cost of £4.50 per kilogram. 

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There are no administration fees, and Crump said Chances for Children will supply a photo of every consignment arriving and it being used onsite along with a thank you message from the children, who range in age from 6 to 18. Fifty-five children rescued from slums, hospitals and churches live at the orphanage.

“So many yachts are obliged to give away things at the end of the season or when they become gently worn, as when people are paying hundreds of thousands of euros a week to stay onboard, they expect everything to look new,” stated Crump, whose husband has been in the yachting industry for 22 years. “It seemed so logical to get these things sent somewhere they can really go to good use.”

For more information, visit www.c4c.mc.

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