Collect baby toiletries for Little Village

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Category: Collectathon

We believe it takes a village to raise a child.

1 in 3 children in Camden live below the poverty line. Little Village is like a food bank but for clothes, toys and equipment for babies and children up to the age of 5. All our items are donated by the local community. We get these out to families in need. We only give out great quality items – we want them to feel like gifts, and not handouts.

Our mission is simple – to make it as easy as possible for families to help one another.

The types of  families we help are:
• 80% are from the bottom third of deprived postcodes
• Low income, uncertain housing, poor job prospects
• 50% are single parents
• 1 in 3 are homeless or in temporary accommodation
• 1 in 4 have no recourse to public funds
• 10% have experienced domestic violence
• 6% are refugees or asylum seekers

The Project: Organise a Collectathon 

We are always in need of  the following items:

-Baby toiletries (soap, shower gel, shampoo, body cream)
-Nappies size newborn-6, pull ups
-Wipes
-Nappy sacks
-Weaning equipment (plastic bowls, plates,spoons)

 

.Our priorities for this year are:
• Increasing the number of families we reach to 2,200 by May 2019
• Deepening the interactions we have with the families – ‘stay and play’ sessions
• Partnering with other local organisations to share knowledge and training
• Training the parents we’ve helped to become ambassadors and volunteers
• Rolling out a delivery service once a week

“I wholeheartedly support Little Village’s arrival in Camden. They have a simple but effective model that enables families to help other local families in need, promoting kindness, volunteering and
sustainability. It is crucially important that we help all parents give their children the best possible start in life, and Little Village will help us do that.” – Assistant Director of Public Health, Camden

To find out more, please contact sharon@littlevillagehq.org