Back by popular demand: our Mum2Mum campaign for 2016. Now in its third year, our Mother’s Day campaign has really struck a chord with so many of you. We get great feedback from those who donate as well as those who receive.
With that in mind we are sticking with the same simple format – show another Mum you care by donating just £5 to Stripey Stork so we can arrange a mini ‘pamper pack’. These will be included with our upcoming deliveries in the run up to Mother’s Day and (subject to numbers) in the weeks after.
Many of the Mums that we help won’t receive a gift on March 6th. So many of them go without to provide for their children and we want to let them know that we’re thinking of them – local families helping local families. Mum to Mum.
“As a single-mother-by-choice, Mother’s Day isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In fact what’s supposed to be a celebration of all that it is to be a mother, has often become a lonely reminder of what I’m missing – a person to share my daughter with, and to share both the joys and responsibilities of parenting.”
With your support we’ll make up some little packs including things like shampoo, conditioner, bubble bath and moisturiser and send them out with our best wishes. We can buy these items at reduced prices from places like In kind Direct so your donation will go further.
And never underestimate the difference your donation can make. Last year as Mother’s Day approached we received a request from a health visitor supporting a family where the mum had terminal cancer. Conscious that those undergoing treatment for cancer suffer sensitivities to some beauty products, we took advice and were able to provide a bespoke package of treats just for this mum. We heard later just how touched this Mum had been with the delivery.
So how about you skip your take-away coffee and croissant one day this week and sponsor one of these packs instead?
And, as an alternative, if you have items at home that you can donate – a beauty gift set received at Christmas that you haven’t yet opened, or pretty gift bags in good condition – then we can rehome them too.
Details of times you can drop these off at our offices in Redhill can be found here.
Thank you x