Life in the UK is difficult for so many people at the moment. On my own I’ve felt like there’s not much I can do to meaningfully help, but if we work together I think we can make a big difference by collectively donating our products, services and platforms to small charities that need them.
HOW IT WORKS:
- You pledge to donate products or services.
- I connect with small charities to direct your donations to where they can help the most.
- Where one small brand can perhaps only donate a couple of toys or pairs of pjs, when added to some books from another brand, towels from another and toiletries from another that’s a box of desperately needed things for a family, or women’s refuge, or homeless shelter who are struggling.
If you’re a brand who would like to help, please let me know on Instagram @thismamadoes or by email email@example.com
For individuals wanting to help, here are some resources to find a local charity near you that’s in need:
Map of UK Baby Banks on the Stripey Stork website: https://stripeystork.org.uk/babybanks/
Directory of UK charities who need toiletries on the Toiletries Amnesty website: https://www.toiletriesamnesty.org/directory/
Find a UK food bank – search on the Trussel Trust: https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-help/find-a-foodbank/
List of Independent UK food banks: https://www.foodaidnetwork.org.uk/independent-food-banks-map
Find a Women’s Refuge local to you: https://www.womensaid.org.uk/domestic-abuse-directory/
Find Homeless services local to you: https://www.homeless.org.uk/homeless-england/search-near-me