This 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.
|Monday ||11.00 to 16.00 |
|Wednesday||11.00 to 16.00|
|Thursday||10.30 to 16.30|
|Friday||11.00 to 16.00|
Opening hours out of season are as follows.
|Monday ||11.00 to 15.00 |
|Wednesday||11.00 to 15.00|
|Friday||11.00 to 15.00|
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.
How Kaş 4 Kids is already helping children?
We wish Kaş 4 Kids every success in their new Kalkan location. Hayırlı olsun.
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