$300 to Walkabout Foundation

Izzy Cumming-Bruce izzy@walkaboutfoundation.org

Apr 24
to me, Merren
Hi Kim, I gather you just spoke to Edna from our US office. I’m very sorry we haven’t yet spoken, the email the contact form sent bounced back twice and I didn’t know how else to find you! I hope it works this time. Thank you and the Big Picture Foundation children so much for your donation to Walkabout which will change another child’s life with the gift of a wheelchair! Perhaps they’d like to see the story of a girl who was able to go to school after the gift of a wheelchair- https://walkaboutfoundation.org/blog/cat/updates/post/shifans-story-video/ We will try to accommodate your request and find a child in an upcoming distribution who likes art. That said, the sad truth is that most children requiring a wheelchair in the developing world struggle to access school and so few are likely to know they like doing art as most kids do! Many of them face a lot of stigma which as an organisation we work hard to tackle. Something that might interest you is that we’ve just opened a day care centre in Kenya which takes in 30 children with disabilities daily with the aim of integrating them into mainstream education after 1-2 years. Here’s a short video that will tell you more about it- https://walkaboutfoundation.org/blog/cat/updates/post/daycarecentre2016/ If you are interested in collaborating, perhaps we could partner to get art materials to our centre and then the kids could contribute to your global community. I thought I’d mention it just in case this is the type of thing Big Picture Foundation is interested in. Would you send me a link to your website? I’d love to learn more about what you do. Thank you again so much for your generosity, and very much look forward to hearing from you! All best, Izzy Izzy Cumming-Bruce Programs Manager Walkabout Foundation 26 Cadogan Square, London, SW1X 0JP Tel: +44 (0) 207 581 36 80 www.walkaboutfoundation.org Follow us on Twitter: @WalkaboutOrg Like us on Facebook: Walkabout Foundation Follow us on Instagram: @walkaboutorg —–Original Message—– From: Walkabout Foundation [mailto:info@walkaboutfoundation.org] Sent: 17 April 2017 22:58 To: info <info@walkaboutfoundation.org> Subject: Contact Form Name: Kim Tamalonis E-mail: kmt@bigpicturefoundation.com Telephone: Comment: Dear Walkabout Foundation, Big Picture Foundation children and I are making a donation for a wheelchair, but we have a strange request.  Is it possible to give the wheelchair to a child who likes making art, who would like to collaborate with us?  The Big Picture Foundation empowers children to use art to create a global community?  Our first deadline is on April 28th. If the parent of one of the kids who receives one of your wheelchairs wants to email us artwork to post on our global kids’ art website, please give them the submissions email bigpicturefoundation7@gmail.com.  Please ask the parent to include the child’s name, age, school (less necessary), town, and country. Thank you! Sincerely, Kim Tamalonis

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