Imagine you were moving into your first home and you didn't have anything to put in it. This is the case for the hundreds of young people including unaccompanied asylum seekers and care leavers in our county who may have limited or no family, adult or parental support. As a community we would like to provide these young people with housewarming parcels to give them a sense of comfort, love, hope and kindness.
With your support, Oxfordshire Kindness Wave can offer 230 Housewarming Parcels to young people aged 16 - 25 who are about to move into supportive independent living. These young people face complex adversity through a variety of lived experiences, including trauma, war zones, bereavement and loss; moving into independent living is a rite of passage for any young adult, but most young people have a network of support to help settle and create their home.
Can you help Oxfordshire Kindness Wave to hold these young people in mind, by providing much needed positive activity throughout this pandemic? We want to be able to provide housewarming parcels that can bring therapeutic support and provide a sense of comfort, hope, love and kindness. Each parcel will have personalised mugs, wash bags, soap, towels, rugs, throws, and personal objects that can be decorated, such as a table, seat, lampshade, pillow, clock and dressing gown.
Thank you in advance for expanding the network to hold our young people in mind through kindness, love, comfort and hope.
Crafted Rewards designed by local and national artists, independent businesses and youth workers, mentors and creatives:
Home Comfort Food By Pauline John, limited edition cooking zine for Oxfordshire Kindness Wave, bringing comfort, love, kindness and hope. Designed by Joe Wilkins, printed by Bounce Design Oxford. Each zine will come with a bar of chocolate from Linden Chocolate Lab.
Lavender Bundle: Print, crafted Soap and Chocolate
Artist Alex Bowie painted this for The Oxfordshire Kindness Wave, printed by Risograph by Wild & Kind Studio
Oxford Soap Company, Lavender Soap
Linden Chocolate Lab Oxford
Be Kind Tote Bag designed by Joe Haddock
Zellie Lockhart designed Long sleeve Tee
Be Kind Tee designed by Joe Haddock, an artist and printer based in East Oxford