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Care Packages for Women in Need

by SAMANTHA WATSON in Beverley, England, United Kingdom

£270

raised of £8,972 target
15
supporters
3% 20 days left
This project will only be funded if at least £8,972 is pledged by 22nd April 2020 at 12:00am

We want to enable women in poverty to feel dignified again after giving birth at Hull Women's and Children's by providing essential items.

by SAMANTHA WATSON in Beverley, England, United Kingdom

ABOUT US....

As a proud volunteer fundraiser for Bundles Of Joy we are using our network of connections to further help people living in poverty in Hull & East Riding with this new project. 

The charity is currently fully volunteer ran, and we rely on the community to help and drive our charity forward which it has done since late 2016. 

Currently our main aspect of the charity is to provide essential items to families who are in poverty from domestic abuse, illness and crisis amongst many others. These people are referred through health professionals on an anonymous basis to ensure those really in need are the ones who get help. We receive items from the public which can be re-used, cleaned and fixed, as well as fundraise for items which cannot be re-used such as cots, mattresses etc.

From the enormous success of the charity since starting up, and the connections we have built we have an exciting new project with a Hull senior midwife at Hull Women’s and Children’s hospital. 

OUR PROJECT...

Some poverty-stricken women arrive to have a baby with absolutely nothing. No clothes, no soap or a toothbrush. There is currently no one helping in this area and midwives themselves often go and buy items for these women out of their own pockets. And here’s where this project steps in......

By securing our unit to store items and buy and organise the products for the packages, we can provide bulk amounts to the hospital for these women. The needs will be assessed by the midwifes who will determine who receive the packages. The packages will include items such as; toothbrush, sanitary products, shampoo, body wash and others. These items are much more than a physical product, but can also help with mental health and cleanliness. Knowing they can have a shower, wash their hair and have sanitary products to use restores dignity and builds their confidence again. Child birth takes an emotional toll on all women as well as physical, and the midwifes have told us how much these packages will help the women who desperately need them.

If we don’t help these women, who will? We are bridging gaps in our community and linking groups who wouldn’t usually connect. We are restoring confidence, mental health and cleanliness at a time where its most needed.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

The biggest thank you we can offer - Share on our social media channels to thank you for your support, current following of 6224 PLUS mention on our 'supporters' page on our website for the duration of the project PLUS listed as a sponsor at our next fundraising event.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A thank you message from the charity. Hi-five email style

£15 or more

£15 Reward

Some Bundle Of Joy merchandise for you to use. Pen and Key fob, we all need those useful items as a thank you.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Lots of thank-yous and shares of your name through our social media channels which have a combined following of 6224 currently

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