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Kaş 4 Kids (Busy Bees) PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 May 2016
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Kaş 4 Kids/Busy BeesThis KTLN news article was published on 18th May 2016: We mentioned previously that there were plans to open a new shop in Kalkan where funds will be raised to go towards local children in need.  We are delighted to tell you that the day is fast approaching when this new shop will be open for business.

Kaş 4 Kids/Busy Bees is a properly registered and constituted children’s charity that has been operating successfully in Kaş for several years.  They have a track record of helping a number of families and have made a significant difference to the prospects of so many children.

The idea now is to replicate that success in Kalkan and surrounding villages.  And to that end a brand new shop is to be opened where you can go along and give your support.

Where is the shop?
The shop unit is in the bus station complex but at the back rather than at the front where the buses are.

If you are approaching from Kalkan town, come up the hill as if you were heading towards the bus station, but turn right before the bus station (opposite Bim supermarket).  This takes you to the back of the bus station complex.  The shop (unit 3F) is sign posted and is set back slightly from some of the other shops.  Please see map below.
Kaş 4 Kids/Busy Bees

When will it open?
The shop will be open for the first time at 11.00 on Wednesday 25th May 2016. 

Opening hours in season are as follows.

Monday
11.00 to 16.00
 Tuesday Closed
 Wednesday 11.00 to 16.00
 Thursday 10.30 to 16.30
 Friday 11.00 to 16.00
 Saturday Closed
 Sunday Closed

Opening hours out of season are as follows.

Monday
11.00 to 15.00
 Tuesday Closed
 Wednesday 11.00 to 15.00
 Thursday  Closed
 Friday 11.00 to 15.00
 Saturday Closed
 Sunday Closed

What will the shop sell?
Think of it like any other charity shop you have visited.  All money you give will go directly to the charity.  Nobody gets paid - the shop assistants are all volunteers.

The new shop will follow the same model as the Kaş 4 Kids shop in Kaş.  It works well so there is no point in reinventing the wheel.

It will mostly have second hand items that have been donated locally.  There may also be some new items and some hand made gifts.  You can expect to find plenty of clothing and accessories and some household items.

How can I support them?
You can call in to the shop and make a donation in exchange for goods on display.

Even if you don’t see something you fancy, you can simply make a donation. 

You can donate your own unwanted items so that they can display them in the shop and raise funds.  Clean, good quality items would be appreciated, but even if there are minor faults (such as a broken zip or missing buttons) things can be accepted and repaired.

You can volunteer to help in the shop.  A rota is being established to cover the shop opening hours.

How can I contact the Kalkan shop?

If you want to know more or have any questions please feel free to call in when the shop is open.  Otherwise you can reach them through this link.  Contact Kaş 4 Kids in Kalkan

The Kaş 4 Kids/Busy Bees organisation also has a Facebook page.  Take a look: Kaş 4 Kids/Busy Bees on Facebook

Why is the Kalkan shop called Kaş 4 Kids and not Kalkan 4 Kids?

There are a few reasons.  Firstly Kaş 4 Kids is a play on words - Kaş is pronounced “Cash” - hence it’s a great name for an organisation that is raising money for children.

Until 2014 Kaş was simply a town.  Following local government changes in 2014 Kaş also became a district of 55,000 people and that district encompasses Kalkan.  So technically Kalkan is a part of the district of Kaş and it follows that the charity Kaş 4 Kids can work for the benefit of the whole district.

Whilst it would be possible in theory to establish a brand new charity in Kalkan this would be a time consuming and bureaucratic process.  It was felt that the simplest way forward would be to operate under the umbrella of the existing charity, with a separate shop based in Kalkan. 

And here is the important point: funds raised here in Kalkan will be used for the benefit of children in and around Kalkan.

Kaş 4 Kids/Busy Bees

How Kaş 4 Kids is already helping children?

  • Donating educational toys to village kindergartens, books to schools, school uniforms and shoes.
  • Providing regular donations of nappies to baby clinics and clothes to village children.
  • Paying for transport for sick children’s hospital visits.
  • Paying for specialised equipment and support for children with physical disabilities.
  • Providing funding for students at university.

We wish Kaş 4 Kids every success in their new Kalkan location.  Hayırlı olsun.

 

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