With KidsOut we have a wonderful opportunity to get involved in so many different projects. Aside from financial donations we are able to involve our own staff in fun activities where we volunteer in groups or individually.
Past volunteer days have included Winter Wonderland, Christmas parties,The Olympia Trolley Dash, and The Vitality North London half marathon. These events either directly raise money for the charity, source toys for the toy box programme or let our staff get involved in a very special day out for a child who would not ordinarily have such an experience.
Full details of the amazing work the charity does can be found on their website:
Interr also work with Solace Women’s Aid. We were first introduced to this charity through KidsOut as they offer both their toy box scheme to all children in refuge care and also make the KidsOut days out available to all children in Solace refuges. After personally visiting a refuge our Global Managing Director wanted us to get involved by donating all the toys, games and art materials so desperately needed in the children playrooms at the refuges. We have since provided this for 2 refuges and have also donated all the children christmas presents to the same 2 locations. In addition to this we make regular donations of both women’s and children’s clothing and toys that we collect at our Head Office.
It’s so easy to forget that women and children arrive at these refuges with absolutely nothing after escaping unimaginable horror and terrible situations, this is where we can also make more of a difference by directly donating whats needed to individual refuges.
More information about the work of Solace can be found on their website.