Every donation we receive helps us fight for children on the streets of Africa, India and the UK. But larger gifts help us make an even greater impact where it’s needed most.

Having access to significant donations, of £5,000 or more, means we can secure our longer term plans and make the investment needed to get new projects off the ground.

It means we can change more children's lives. For good.

Read on to find out more about making a large one-off or regular donation.

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WHY GIVE TO RAILWAY CHILDREN?

  • We know what we’re doing. We’ve been fighting for children at risk for over 20 years and won’t stop until none have to live on the streets.
  • We need your help. We have already reached 275,000 children but there are thousands more that need our support.
  • Our teams get there first. We find children in danger and work directly to meet their immediate needs.
  • We change futures. Then we make sure they are safe and will stay safe by changing whatever caused their problems.
  • The communities we support thrive. Educating communities to support vulnerable children and be aware of their needs makes them safer places for everyone.
  • Governments listen to us. We also work to change the approach of governments and introduce policies that will protect children.
  • You are important to us. We are making a big difference but we’re only a small charity so every donor matters to us.
  • Our partnerships make us stronger. We have strong links within the rail industry and those relationships help us change lives.
  • Together we can make a difference.
  • Together we can change lives.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER OUR PHILANTHROPISTS

Depending on the level of investment we can tailor the proposal to suit you and your preferences but packages may include some or all of the following:

  • Dedicated support from a member of our supporter engagement team
  • The choice of how your donation is used
  • Regular updates and reports on the impact your donation is making
  • The chance to visit one of our projects in the UK or overseas
  • Meetings with our programme directors and others working in the field
  • Invitations to exclusive events such as our rail industry networking breakfasts and the annual Railway Ball
  • Opportunities to undertake challenges with our events team

Khusi happy at homeKhusi was 13 when she ran away from an abusive home. Distressed and overwhelmed at Darbhangha station, she faced immediate danger. But we changed that. We made Khusi safe and settled her back with family.

George smilingGeorge was just seven when his mother died and his happy home was destroyed. He ended up on the streets of Mwanza. But we changed that. We found George sleeping in a bus stop, tracked down his grandparents and gave him a home.

JOIN OUR FIGHT FOR STREET CHILDREN

If you are an individual philanthropist or looking to make a large donation as a family we would love to hear from you.

You can contact Helen Shepard on h.shepard@railwaychildren.org.uk or 01270 757 596.