We've told you a bit about us. Now you may be wondering how you can help. There's lots of ways and here's just a few we wanted to tell you about...
We regularly need the following items to make up our essentials bags for women and buddy bags for children . I am based in Chingford, London.
Women's toiletries - deodorant, shower gel, sanitary products, toothbrushes and toothpastes, shampoo and conditioner, tissues, hairbrushes and combs, anti bac gel, hand cream and lip balm
Children's toiletries - shampoo, detangling spray, hairbrushes and combs, bubble bath, body wash, toothbrushes and toothpastes.
Baby toiletries - Nappies of all sizes, baby wipes, nappy bags, nappy cream, baby bubble bath, baby toothbrushes and toothpaste.
Items for buddy bags - pyjamas, slippers/slipper socks, teddy bears/comforters, small treats- packets of chocolate buttons, sweeties or biscuits, small toys, sticker books, colouring pens, crayons and colouring books.
Please note all of the above needs to be BRAND NEW in packaging or with tags. There are many charities which gladly accept second hand donations - please ask and we can refer you.
We have a rolling Amazon wish list which we keep regularly updated with items which are most needed and can be sent directly to our storage address. This can be a good option if you are not local to Bags of Kindness. If you would like to buy from our list, please visit https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/2KKON39OKAC93?ref_=wl_share
Bags of Kindness has a GoFundMe page which you use to make a donation and then we can buy needed items on your behalf. Please visit our page
We have lots of opportunities for companies to sponsor items or make donations .
We were thrilled to have the support of The Stow Brothers- arguably the best estate agency in East London who have underwritten the cost of all the children's backpacks for our buddy bags. We celebrate this kind of community partnership and welcome further collaborations.
Please contact us to discuss opportunities and ways we can work together to make a difference.
From time to time, we need volunteer help in preparing buddy bags and essentials bags, wrapping presents and organising donations. If you are willing and have some spare time, please do let us know -we would be very grateful!
Please tell your friends, family, colleagues and community networks about Bags of Kindness. Please share our requests for support and appeals for donations.