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23 / 12 / 2016

Riga United team up with Hope for Children Charity

On Friday 16th December, Riga United visited the "Hope For Children" day center in Bolderaja.

"Hope for Children" is a charity that operates day care centers for children living in poverty, providing shelter and a safe environment where they can find a second home after school, giving children the support they need for their emotional and physical development. Many of the children suffer neglect or other forms of abuse at home or parents who simply struggle to survive and support them

Hope for Children has 3 day centers across Latvia as well as a Family Center in Riga, the day centers provide at least one meal per day, clothing and a friendly and loving environment 

Riga United members have been collecting Toys, Sweets and Clothes for a couple of weeks before our visit and managed to collect an amazing amount of great items to donate. Members of the Ladies and Mens team went along to drop off the items and spend time playing and talking with the Children. The children were so happy to see us they even treated us to some breakdancing and beatboxing.

Riga United Men's team manager Mo Awada has this to say "It was a truly amazing and rewarding afternoon, the kids were amazing and to see the smile on their faces was truly worth it. A big mention should go to the support staff at the center who do a remarkable job, giving up their free time to help. I want to say a big Thank you to all at Riga United for the amazing gifts they donated, I really didn't expect the gifts to be so amazing, everyone should be very proud.

The members of the team who attended were truly touched by the warmth the children showed and a promise was made to visit again one day soon. 

If you would like to help this great charity you can do so by visiting their website www.hope.lv for more information