What is the Mite Scheme?
The Mite Scheme raises funds to purchase Oral Rehydration Sachets through Unicef to keep children around the world healthy and safe. Just like your alka-seltzer after a party, these salts can re-hydrate your body. However, for a child suffering from cholera or malnutrition, five sachets could mean the difference between life and death. Did you know that just £6 could save the lives of as many as 15 children suffering from dehydration caused by diarrhoea.
Is the Mite Scheme right for me?
Unicef is supported entirely by your donations, and The Mite Scheme is one of the ways your faith group can raise money so that together we can help make a lasting difference for children worldwide.
At present, it is mainly Christian churches of various denominations throughout the UK who make up the membership of the scheme, but there are also youth groups and other organisations and individuals not linked to a church, who are involved with the Mite Scheme too.
What difference will this make for children?
All money raised through the Scheme comes to Unicef, excluding any administration costs. Each sachets, produced in various locations locally, costs an average 6p.
YOUR FUNDRAISING CAN CHANGE LIVES
A £29 contribution to the Mite Scheme could provide 500 packets of specially-formulated rehydration salts that can help save the lives of as many as 100 children suffering from dehydration caused by diarrhoea.
How can I support the scheme?
You can be part of the Mite Scheme by saving any loose change that you have and donating them each month to the Mite Scheme either through your faith group or by individually collecting “mites”. Once this is paid in at the bank, please then send a cheque made out to Unicef UK together with either an e-mail address or a SAE for a receipt to Keith Garner the Scheme Coordinator at: 39 Trinity Close, Daventry, NN11 4RN.