Through its “Colour a Child’s Life” project, Kids Company volunteers help to transform the living conditions of children in some of London’s most disadvantaged communities. Kids Company staff who specialise in cleaning, decorating and carpentry are assisted in renovating the home by volunteers, either as individuals or in corporate teams.
On a wet February morning, seven of the gmk team pitched up in South London in our best painting and decorating gear to help redecorate the bedrooms of two charming girls. Whilst we were expecting to see some degree of deprivation and poverty, the children’s living conditions came as a shock to all of us. After a day spent cleaning, painting and constructing flat pack furniture (the latter being the most challenging!) the transformation was in place. It was an absolute delight to see the looks on the kids’ faces when they came home, and made the hard labour and aching muscles feel more than worthwhile.
For further information about Kids Company and the “Colour a Child’s Life” project, or if you and your company are interested in getting involved go to: http://www.kidsco.org.uk/our-work/colour-a-childs-life