To support children and families in Bath and North East Somerset by giving away clothes and equipment for 0-5s completely free of charge to anyone who needs it regardless of income, faith or background.
About the project
As a brand new charitable service in Bath, The Nest Project aims to provide good quality new and second hand children's clothes and equipment (age 0-5). The service is completely free of charge and available to anyone in Bath and the local area who needs it. From 11th September from 10am-2pm our office in Newbridge will host a weekly hub for families to collect items and stay for a cup of tea and slice of cake. It has been set up in partnership with Bath and Avon Vineyard Church and is being led by Philippa Garnett, Beth Hamilton and Chloe Powell. Alongside providing clothes and equipment there will be an open cafe each week at the hub in Newbridge where families can come regularly to meet, develop friendships and find a place to feel relaxed and at home.
What others say
The unique service that The Nest Project aims to provide does not currently exist in Bath and North East Somerset. Not only is there no other organisation supporting families in this way, we know that there is a great need for our service. In the first few months since the project has been set up we have already taken requests from local families desperately in need of clothes and equipment for their children, but with nowhere else available to provide for them.
Following meetings with local agencies and existing charities such as the Genesis Trust and Off the Record, we are confident that the service will be widely used by those who need it most.
What we need
Over the last few months The Nest Project has been collecting donations of children’s clothes and equipment and will continue to do so over the lifetime of the project. We now need as much financial support as possible to enable the service to launch on Friday September 11th.
We are seeking essential funding to support the relatively low ongoing running costs of the project and all costs involved in setting up our hub. We require important equipment such as sofas and tables, brand new toys for visiting families, kettles, a laptop, mugs and a good supply of tea bags, to mention but a few. The hub needs to be set up with adequate storage facilities so we have to buy wood and shelving, a new kitchen, two bathrooms and employ the right people to install these fittings.
We would love The Nest Project hub to be a warm and inviting place that will encourage families to visit time and time again. Each of the parents and families that walk through the door will be offered a warm drink and a homemade cake made by our team of committed volunteers. The Nest Project isn’t just a service, it is somewhere to feel valued and this is our hope above all.
How you can help
1) Make a financial donation
We would love you to be able to support The Nest Project with start-up funds to enable the service to launch on 11th September. By making a donation at the very start of this exciting project means we can begin as we want to go on. Our very first families can receive the best possible service and will be keen to come back again. You can help us build a strong community and welcoming space for this to happen. (All donations will be directed through Bath and Avon Vineyard Church which is a registered charity).
2) Spread the word
As a new charitable service we have made significant inroads to promote the project amongst local professional, other charitable service and through on and offline social networks. Please help us promote the project by telling anyone you think might be interested in supporting or using the service.
3) Donate items
If you would like to support The Nest Project with donations of clothes and equipment please visit our website for a list of drop-off locations and further information about the items needed for the project.
This is such an exciting time to be involved in a grass-roots project that has the potential to reach so many families in need and help build strong communities in the city of Bath and beyond. Please join us on this journey to deliver a real and practical impact on the lives of some of those who need it most in our city.