Spare change to help Nepal’s kids

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

WHIT­SUN­DAY lo­cals and McDon­ald’s li­censees Michael and Jane Muller are do­ing their bit to aid the earth­quake re­cov­ery in Nepal.

The cou­ple have de­cided to send this month’s money box dona­tions from their Bowen, Can­non­vale and Air­lie Beach stores to For­get Me Not, a char­ity sup­port­ing Nepal’s vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren.

“Not a cent goes any­where else,” Mrs Muller said.

“The money will go di­rectly to the For­get Me Not House.”

Mrs Muller said the money would be used to help rebuild the char­ity’s tran­sit home in Kathmandu and its school­ing fa­cil­i­ties.

How­ever, the most im­por­tant task for For­get Me Not staff isn’t re­build­ing just yet.

“There’s one lit­tle girl still miss­ing,” Mrs Muller said.

Char­ity work­ers are search­ing for Ra­suwa and her fam­ily, the last For­get Me Not spon­sored child un­ac­counted for.

Mr Muller said he hoped the fundraiser would at­tract sig- nif­i­cant dona­tions.

“I en­vis­age that on a nor­mal month we prob­a­bly raise around $1200 to $1500 out of all the boxes in all three of our stores, and I’d re­ally like to say that we could push that up to $2000 this month,” he said.

Dona­tions can also be made at for­ or by search­ing For­get Me Not House.

For­get Me Not works in Nepal to re­con­nect lost and vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren with their fam­i­lies.

PEO­PLE POWER: McDon­ald’s li­censees Jane and Michael Muller will gift the money box dona­tions from their three stores to Nepalese char­ity For­get Me Not.

Photo: Rory Sheav­ils

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