A TOILET TWINNING EMERGENCY APPEAL
Mary (30 years) showing the groundnuts she has managed to harvest

Stop a hunger crisis

More than 270 million people across the world are facing potential starvation. You can help families put food on the table today.

TWIN YOUR FRIDGE TO SAVE LIVES TODAY

By donating £30 to twin your 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 caused by COVID-19.

When you twin your fridge, you’ll get a magnet set so you can customise your fridge to show your support for this urgent appeal.

Beans and rice on a plate
Beans and rice

Your twinned fridge could provide emergency supplies of beans, rice and other basics. This vital food aid is a lifeline for vulnerable families who need your help now.

Various vegtables
Food vouchers

Your twinned fridge could give families vouchers and cash grants to buy food and other essentials such as nappies and milk.

Two crops growing from the ground
Small business support

Your twinned fridge could enable families devastated by COVID-19 to start a small business. This could be growing crops, fishing, rearing animals or another enterprise.

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Beat the hunger crisis

Support communities that are facing extreme hunger today.

CAUGHT IN A HUNGER CRISIS

A perfect storm of conflict, climate change and coronavirus has caused global job losses, failed harvests and inflation to spiral, making it impossible for tens of millions of people to feed themselves. Many are surviving on only one meal a day.

Nations such as Afghanistan, Yemen, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia are on the brink of famine.

Desperate families are resorting to desperate measures, even child labour, to put food on the table.

THREE YOUNG CHILDREN, A NEWBORN BABY, AND NO MONEY FOR FOOD

To escape violent conflict in northern Ethiopia, Hakim and his wife, Aisha, fled on foot with their three young children – aged four, two and one. Aisha was also heavily pregnant.

‘Our journey took 45 days, and we were begging for food and water all the way,’ shares Hakim. ‘My wife gave birth as she arrived here.’

In their new village, the family had hardly any food and no clean water to drink. Hakim’s health has severely deteriorated and he isn’t well enough to work – which means he can no longer feed his family.

Our local partner has provided Hakim’s family with a lifeline of food and support. But millions more are in urgent need.

Beat the hunger crisis

Support communities that have been devastated by conflict, coronavirus and climate change.

FAQs

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
Bank: Barclays
Account: 53798860
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 info@toilettwinning.org 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.

Twin your fridge today

x £30

When you twin your fridge, you will receive a set of magnets containing individual words and pictures, including 21 countries experiencing extreme hunger today.

For every twin, we will send you a fridge magnet set, so for £60, you will receive two magnet sets, for £90, you will receive three sets, and so on.

If you would like to donate more than £30 but only receive one fridge magnet set, you can twin your fridge above x1, and then you will have an opportunity to make an additional donation on the final confirmation page.

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.

A fridge showing various magnets from the Fridge appeal from Toilet Twinning
By twinning your fridge, you will help provide emergency food and job opportunities for fragile communities facing extreme hunger and economic uncertainty.
£30