This page has been set up as a central information point for all of our stakeholders. This is where we will keep everyone informed as news progresses and we respond accordingly to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please be assured that we are monitoring the situation extremely closely 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, especially at times of crisis, remains our top priority. Thank you for working with us to make this possible.
Please read the updates below…
We are kindly asking volunteers NOT to visit the warehouse for the time being as we cannot justify this as essential travel. This is with the exception of a few of our experienced volunteers who have been helping us to make up emergency packs. All corporate team sessions have also been cancelled until further notice.
Regular volunteers can email Charlotte on firstname.lastname@example.org if they’d like to be rostered onto a session if we do need urgent help, but for now the core team will take responsibility for responding to requests for help.
At present, we are NOT taking any physical donations, and we kindly ask that you do not visit the warehouse with any items.
We will use the below means of helping to purchase items which we don’t have in stock or need to buy more of.
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 (streamlined) service and are so proud of what we’ve achieved:
As the COVID-19 crisis escalates, we need to ensure we have a reserve of funds so we are able to purchase essential items when needed. We will use our network of referral partners to ensure they are well-stocked with such items so they can respond quickly to the families on their caseloads.
This is the best way to help right now, as we have the contacts and processes already in place to respond to help where it’s needed most. If you are feeling helpless and want to do something tangible, then 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’s some links to other local organisations/resources if you want to do even more:
Take a look at our dedicated page, full of ideas to keep the kids entertained during this time, with some kindness suggestions thrown in. Getting by with a little help from Stripey…