A TOILET TWINNING EMERGENCY APPEAL
It’s because of mums like Mawazo that we raise funds through Fridge Twinning...
In a displacement camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo, mum-of seven Mawazo, aged 38, is trying to make sure her children eat every day.
They lost everything – fleeing with just the clothes they were wearing when conflict came to their front door.
At the displacement camp, they received a plot of land to farm – and with our support, Mawazo has received seeds and agricultural training and she has started to successfully grow spinach, beans and corn.
For £30, you can twin your mum’s fridge to help women like Mawazo and her children have enough to eat.
TWIN YOUR FRIDGE TO SAVE LIVES TODAY
By donating £30 to twin a fridge, you help provide emergency food and livelihood support to families across the world who are suffering extreme hunger due to conflict, severe drought and economic instability.
When you twin a fridge, you’ll get a magnet set to customise a fridge and show support for this urgent appeal.
Twin your fridge today
By twinning your fridge, you will help provide emergency food and job opportunities for fragile communities facing extreme hunger and economic uncertainty.
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The head of the World Food Programme, David Beasley, warns that 276 million people are facing potential starvation due to a ‘perfect storm’ of conflict, climate change and coronavirus. More than 50 million people are facing emergency levels of hunger in Aghanistan, Yemen, South Sudan, Ethiopia and DRC. In DRC alone, more than 27 million people are struggling to eat at least one meal a day.
Our parent charity, Tearfund, is a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC). The DEC warns that many are likely to die of starvation this year.
COVID-19 vaccines will not solve the hunger crisis in the short or medium term. It’s predicted it could be the middle of 2023 before it’s possible to deliver vaccines in some of the world’s most vulnerable and remote places.
This hunger and livelihoods programme spans more than 20 countries, including:
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, India, Lebanon, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, South Sudan, Tanzania, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
You’ll receive a fridge magnet set made up of individual words and pictures that you can customise on your fridge. All the countries listed above will feature on the magnet.
Where we work, impoverished households don’t have fridges, and, when they can afford to do so, families usually go to a local market a few times a week to buy food. In effect, you are twinning the contents of your fridge with food-related projects overseas.
If you put a Fridge Twin in your basket and then click through to the Checkout, you’ll have an opportunity on the final confirmation page to add a £3 donation towards postage & packaging, and an option to add in an extra donation of any amount you choose.
Online: The easiest way to donate is via this site, using a debit or credit card.
Cheque: If you prefer to donate by cheque, please make it payable to Toilet Twinning, and write Fridge Twinning on the back, and send it with your name and address to: Twinning Appeals, 1052-1054 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH7 6DS
BACS Transfer: A donation can be made directly to the bank account.
Account name: Tearfund t/a Toilet Twinning
Sort code: 20-00-00
Please start the reference field with the initials FT followed by your name (for example, ‘FT-name/organisation’ ) and email us with details of your name, address, amount transferred and date of transfer so we can track your donation. If you would like fridge magnets for every £30 donated, please confirm this in the email.
If you would like to donate without receiving a magnet set, you can type 0 in the quantity box next to the checkout button, and then go through the order steps, and on the final page of the giving form, you will be able to put in a donation amount.
(If you don’t have a magnetic fridge door and would prefer a pdf of the magnet set, you can download it here, print it out and display it on your fridge, or download this alternative).
Yes, here is an A4 poster that you can download and print at home. Poster 1.
Yes, here is an alternative A4 poster that you can download and print at home. Poster 2.
You can also download a Fridge Twinning money box to print and construct at home.
We have produced new resources so you can twin the fridge in your church kitchen, or take up an offering, or encourage your congregation members to twin their fridge at home.
You’ll find Church resources here including sermon notes on Micah 6:8 and Luke 10:25–27.
Yes you can, please download an order form here!
The magnets within the UK are sent second class via Royal Mail. Our standard turnaround time is 5-6 days; however, you should allow up to 10 working days for your magnet to arrive after placing your order, especially during our busy Christmas months of November and December. If your magnet is for a gift and the big day is looming, please email us at email@example.com and we’ll do everything we can to get your order out as quickly as possible.
For international orders, please allow 15 working days for European orders to be delivered, and 20 working days for orders to the rest of the world.
You can also download a gift card to print yourself directly here.