Love, Food, Shelter and Education.
Acorn Overseas Charity for Children is a small UK charity started in January 2010 by Natasha Whiting, to support underprivileged children abroad. The aim is to provide them with food, shelter and education and to make sure that every penny raised goes directly to them. The main focus of the charity over the past few years has been a small children's shelter in the north west of Thailand on the Burmese border. There, about 45 children live who have somehow or other escaped the regime in Burma and are looked after by a wonderful christian couple. They all have a story to tell; they are either orphaned or abandoned or have been given into the safe hands of the home. This couple look after the children who are aged between 1 and 16 as if they were their own. Thanks to generous donations, clothes sales and other fund raising efforts these children have been given a safe and re-built home in which to live. Natasha knows each child and works hard to try to keep the donations flowing in so that she knows they are alright. She is also open to new challenges where children are involved and hopes that Acorn Overseas can grow and be able to help many more children.