Twin your church toilets
We are truly humbled by all the support we receive from churches across the UK.
Could you dedicate a Sunday service to toilet poverty, or put on a toilet-themed event, or create a Toilet Twinning display at the back of your church?
For a donation of £60, you can twin one of your church toilets with a household latrine ina country of your choosing. Take a look at the options in the drop-down menu of the twinning section.
For a donation of £240, you can twin your church toilets with a school toilet block or a church toilet block – here.
To raise funds to support Toilet Twinning, you might like to hold a Blue for the Loo day, or a (no) Soggy Bottoms bake sale. Check out the resources opposite, or get all the church resources with one simple click:
Dates for your diary
Harvest is an ideal time of year for a service about God’s blessings.
World Toilet Day is on 19 November. You could choose the Sunday before (17 November) or the Sunday after (24 November) for a special focus on Toilet Twinning, and God’s abundant blessings.
From disease and debt…
Sita lives in Ivory Coast. In her village, no-one had toilets until a few years ago: the smell was terrible, and disease spread rapidly. Sita’s children were constantly sick – but Sita couldn’t afford to buy medicines, and her debts with the health centre mounted up. ‘We felt hopeless; trapped. We didn’t want to live anymore,’ she says.
…to health and hope
Toilet Twinning’s partner MAP started teaching families about hygiene and sanitation, and showed them how and where to build toilets. Now Sita has a toilet at her home, her family are healthy and debt free – and the children are going to school.
Here’s a film of Sita’s inspirational story:
This PowerPoint gives you a great starting point for a church talk.
Get your youth group involved
Your young people could be the key to twinning your church toilets! We have a youth pack with loads of different ideas for fundraising:
Download Fundraising Pack
Soggy bottoms bake sale
Games and activities
Make a Stand
St Mark’s Biggin Hill
St Mark’s Biggin Hill raised more than £1,800 by flying the twinning flag across their community, including talks with their local MP.
Young people aged 4-11 led the way in St Gabriel’s fundraising drive with toilet roll money boxes, toilet-themed cakes, and a Blue for the Loo day in church.