#30DaysOfCharity – 33) Toybox Changing The World
Toybox Changing The World for street children are committed to ending the global injustice of children living and working on the city streets. Toybox began when a couple were prompted by their Christian faith and decided to act. Today they continue to act motivated by that same Christian faith to see a world in which no child is forced to live or work on the streets.
Toybox started working in Guatemala City in 1992, and they are still there today, working with children who have been plunged into the chaos of living or working on the streets. From working in one country with one partner they are now working in five countries with six partners.
Over recent years there has been a change in the nature of risk for street children. They are no longer ignored and seen as worthless. Vulnerable children are now seen as ‘commodities’ that can be exploited by those who would do them harm, and even in some cases by those who need them to access services they cannot access on their own.