Holding Our Young People in Mind

by Oxfordshire Kindness Wave in Oxford, England, United Kingdom

Total raised £4,841

raised so far



230 housewarming parcels for young people, including unaccompanied asylum seekers, care leavers, providing Love, Comfort, Hope and Kindness

by Oxfordshire Kindness Wave in Oxford, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 9th September 2020 we'd raised £4,791 with 106 supporters in 28 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

Imagine you were moving into your first home and you didn't have anything to put in itThis 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. 1597514762_unnamed-36.jpg

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 


This project offered rewards

£2 or more

Kindness Wave Stickers

Featuring our very own Kindness Wave logo, these stickers are designed and printed by Bounce Design, who are based in our hometown of Oxford.

£3 or more

Kindness Embroidered Badge

Embroidered by Glasgow-based ethical garment printer Wild & Kind, the colours of these gorgeous badges were chosen by the first young people to receive our Creative Parcels.

£12 or more

Be Kind Tote Bag

Light up your life with a Be Kind Tote Bag, designed specially by Oxford artist and printmaker Joe Haddock.

£14 or more

P’s Home Cook Zine and Hand Crafted Chocolate

A curated collection of Pauline John’s favourite tried and trusted recipes, this zine is designed by Brighton-based illustrator Joseph Wilkins and printed by Bounce Design Oxford. Pauline uses cooking, gardening and art as a springboard in her work with children and young people. You will also receive hand-crafted chocolate from Oxford Linden Chocolate Lab.

£15 or more

Be Kind Tee

Be Kind Tee designed by Joe Haddock and printed by Wild & Kind Studio.

£20 or more

Kindness Wave Long Sleeved tee

Featuring an exclusively commissioned design by Zelie Lockhart, the heart reflects the core message which is delivered with every Creative Parcel, holding our young people in mind.

£25 or more

The Lavender Bundle

This bundle contains a stunning risograph print designed exclusively for this fundraiser by artist Alex Bowie; Alex is continually driven and fascinated by the therapeutic qualities that participation in art and creative practice can bring. You will also receive a gorgeous Oxford Soap Company lavender soap bar and delicious chocolate by Oxford Linden Chocolate Lab.

£200 or more

Record your own audio story

Your children's story will be professionally edited, recorded and illustrated for StoryPalace, the YouTube channel dedicated to bringing together creatives through quality children's storytelling. This reward is supported by Novel Entertainment, producers of Horrid Henry, Fimbles and The Roly Mo Show. And we'll also throw in two tees, a tote bag and a badge!

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