Show some kindness on World Kindness Day

Davina’s Ark want to know if you can help preserve the magic of Christmas for children?

kindness3Christmas is by far the most expected and magical holiday for children. They have sent the letter for Santa to the Post Office, days or even months ago. Most of the letters contain a wish list for toys and other stocking-fillers. In the end children are all waiting for Santa Claus, Father Christmas or Saint Nicholas. They all represent one single person, very kind and caring, who’s bringing all kinds of presents, toys and sweets. He carries a bag full of gifts for children around the world and delivers them in one night, the magic night of Christmas.

Santa has a long journey for this evening and he is making the preparations until the last moment so he can assure that he’s not forgetting a single child. Of course he has his own assistance. The elves are opening every letter and depending on children’s behaviour the gifts are being distributed. The kids are categorized ‘naughty’ or ‘nice’ and of course they know who’s been one way or another.

kindness4However, some children (despite being ‘nice’, well-behaved, well-mannered, caring children) will not receive any presents this Christmas. Perhaps one of their parents is under the curse, that is addiction and the majority of the family’s finances (despite the best efforts of a caring parent to ensure that the children are catered for) have been eaten up by this ‘Greedy Addiction’; therefore, there is no money left in the pot for ‘Santa’.

World Kindness Day has been recognised in many countries throughout the world for a number of years.

Driven by The World Kindness Movement, the day involves people around the world showing that we can think about more than ourselves and make the world a better place because of it.

YOU can play your part in the day. Remember what Wordsworth said “the best bits of a man’s life are the simple, random acts of kindness and love”.

So what will you do on 13 November?

Can you help the elves at Davina’s Ark ensure that children ‘living with addiction’ (or its aftermath) will indeed receive the present they are so deserving of this Christmas?

Davina’s Ark are hosting a Santa’s Grotto for children on 6th December and would therefore appreciate any financial contributions (no matter how small) to ensure that children living with addiction do not fall through the net and miss out on the magic of childhood.

kindness1Financial contributions can be left in at our offices at:

Davina’s Ark
22 Kilmorey Street
Co Down
BT34 2DE

Davina’s Ark is an organisation dedicated to the provision of a non-residential aftercare service for individuals recovering from addiction and their families.

Davina’s Ark would like to thank you in anticipation of your donations.