This page is a central information point for our referral partners, donors and volunteers during COVID-19. It is where we will keep everyone informed as the situation changes and we respond accordingly to the pandemic.
Please be assured that we are continuously monitoring the situation and are working hard to maintain as normal a service as possible within any boundaries which are set. Getting help to where it is needed most remains our top priority, as well as maintaining a safe environment at our warehouse. Thank you for working with us to make this possible.
Please read the updates below…
Donation day is Fridays between 10:00-1:00pm. We are operating a ‘drive thru’ system where you drive into the car park and remain in your car, where we will open your car door/boot and remove your donations. All donations will then be quarantined for 72 hours. Please only donate items from the current wish list – we do not have the resources or space to accept any other items.
It would be a great help if you follow our usual guidelines for donating items – ensure all items are freshly laundered, pre-sorted by age/gender and in a condition which you’d be happy to donate to a friend.
See link for our current wish list and more information.
We can only have a set number of volunteers at each session to comply with social distancing guidelines, so to keep up with the increase in demand for our service, we have extended volunteering sessions into the afternoon. Volunteer shifts are now Monday to Friday, 9am-11.30am and 11.30am-2pm. Please email email@example.com if you would like to help at any of these sessions.
All corporate team sessions have been cancelled until further notice.
Our service is needed more than ever, and our supported families will continue to feel the effects of COVID-19 long after lockdown. Thanks to our amazing team, referral partners, community of supporters and funders, we’ve been able to continue our service and are so proud of what we’ve achieved:
Our COVID-19 Appeal has continued to ensure we have a reserve of funds to purchase essential items if and when needed.
If you are feeling helpless and want to do something tangible to help, please consider making a donation here.
Another way to help is to make a purchase from our Amazon wish list – this is kept regularly updated with items we need at any given time such as essential toiletries, nappies, wipes, stationery and craft items. It’s hassle-free as orders are delivered directly to us – please select ‘Nicola Dawes/Stripey Stork’ as the delivery address.
It’s times of crisis when we see the most wonderful acts of kindness in our community. Here are some links to other local organisations/resources if you want to do even more:
Take a look at our fun page for kids, bursting with ideas to keep the kids entertained during this time, with lots of free activities and downloads to enjoy…