Stripey Stork wish list – July 2019

Please note, there will be no donation sessions over August. Our September wish list will be published nearer the time. Thank you! These are the items which we are in desperate need of this month (July): Clothes Boys – 2-3yrs, 4-5yrs, 6-16yrs Girls – 2-3yrs, 7-8yrs, 10-16yrs *Fully stocked with all other sizes, thank you! […]

Easter project to help combat holiday poverty

As the school holidays approach, many children and parents alike will inevitably be getting excited about the time they’ll be spending together, the fun things they’ll be doing with friends and the break from the normal routine. But, this sadly may not the case for those families who are already struggling on a low income. […]

We’re spreading our wings

And we need your help more than ever before! For those of you who are signed up to our mailing list, you will have already heard our big news! We found out at the end of last year that we need to find a new home. There is a planning proposal in place for development […]

Amazing women making a difference

A brand new Mountain Buggy double pushchair was rehomed by Stripey Stork this week. So, what does this have to do with International Women’s Day we hear you ask? Well it’s the journey it made, and the women that made it possible – we believe they should be celebrated. The donor This brand new Mountain […]

Dispatches: #SafeAtLast

In a TV first, Channel 4 Dispatches spent over a year filming inside our local women’s refuge, Reigate and Banstead Women’s Aid (RBWA), to shed light on the extreme difficulties faced by survivors of domestic abuse and the funding challenges of the refuge which has become a lifeline for women like them.       […]

Stripey Stork helping families get Ready4School

We know that ‘school readiness’ is a focus for many families and the health professionals who support them. This has been a timely reminder for us to publicise the many resources we have at our fingertips to help local and disadvantaged children in preparation for this. In Surrey*, data suggests that it is low income […]

The kindness of Christmas

“I felt like a proper mum for the first time ever.” It was the end of a busy week at the office when the post arrived one Friday before Christmas 2018. We opened a Christmas card and a crisp ten pound note fell out. The handwritten message inside stopped us in our tracks: “Dear Stripy […]

Giving a little boy a happy birthday

“Mum asked for a teddy. It doesn’t even have to be new.” One of our referral sources visited us and asked for some items for a little boy and his Mum. The boy was about to celebrate his 5th Birthday and the Mum had no means to provide him with any gifts. Recently fleeing a […]

The dressing gown gift

“I went to visit with him last week and he showed me his room. He has nothing in it except for a little rucksack which he packs a few clothes in for his stay each week.” This came from a request we received from a Social Worker we work with regularly. She was supporting a […]

Santa Stork 2017 – our giving day

“Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand” – Dr. Seuss   What an incredible day. Today was the #SantaStork2017 giving day. It really does get more extraordinary every single year.   We started early and loaded up all the gifts that we’d collected thanks to your […]