Collection of donations for the orphanageIn the past years the eighth class of the Waldorf-School Kaltenkirchen regularly provided support for the women's house and orphanage of KUFA in Kabul. Now they collected again: This time all together approx. 700 euros were gathered. A pupil reports about the campaign.
Friday, 28th of September, 9 o'clock in the morning, cold drizzle: in the AKN railway station Kaltenkirchen two pupils collect money with a selftinkered tin. An approved street-collection takes place in favour of the women's house and orphanage in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Pupils with posters for the donation collection
I (father of two pupils at the Waldorf-School Kaltenkirchen) have asked one of the girls (my daughter Franziska, 14 years old, 8th class):
Franziska, how did you address the people passing by on the street?
We were very friendly to them and approached them smiling.
And what did you say then?
"Good afternoon, do you have a moment time? We are from the Waldorf-School Kaltenkirchen and would like to support a women's house and orphanage in Kabul and for that we collect money". Then we have given a little time to the people and have held out the tin to them.
What happened then?
Many have gone on, gave nothing, said nothing. Or said "have no money with me" or "I'm in a hurry, no time". Then there also were very much interested people who were friendly. And they asked „What is KUFA?" (the conveyor association in Hamburg) or "Which house?" or "how many people live there?".
And what was donated then?
Mostly nothing, many people gave 1 euro to at most 7 euros, some only cent coins.
What did you say then?
"Thank you very much, each donation helps, have a nice day!"
How was the whole campaign for you?
Our mood swayed, we were often disappointed if there was no interest or a train came and nobody made a donation. We were very sensitive about that.
Did the campaign make sense?
Very much, we have collected more than 100 euros with our tin and the whole class more than 700 euros! The people were rather unfriendly, the donations not so rich. But there were also the nice people, who took a leaflet.
Thank you Franziska, for participating with your class in this donation collection!
Actually, everybody in the class has taken part fantastically.