We deliver nappies, wipes, toiletries and formula milk to their doors via a team of volunteers, as well as sourcing emergency items such as clothes, toys, furniture, utility top-ups and even accommodation.
We have delivered over 2000 parcels across Manchester and Salford thanks to our team of wonderful volunteers
and are still delivering around 40-50 parcels a week to families with no signs of demand slowing down. There are literally hundreds of families who will continue to need our help over the course of the next 6-12 months because of job losses, debts, rising bills and benefits issues as well as those escaping domestic violence or are in the immigration system.
Our clients tell us that the stress and worry over the poverty and situations they are in is ‘overwhelming’ and makes them feel ‘lost’, ‘empty’ and helpless. Often parents come to us when they are in deep crisis, having tried to resolve the issues themselves or have been turned away from statutory services. Our service helps to relieve this crisis by taking them under our wing, delivering the essentials for their children, and helping them to thrive. We also work with the clients 1:1 to improve their incomes, access emergency help and sign post them to other organisations.
The families and referral agencies we work with are always so grateful for our help, but we are just weeks away from having to stop delivering due to our emergency funding running out. The funding we've applied for could take up to 12 weeks to come through and is not guaranteed.
So we are turning to you our supporters once again to help; if you can spare any cash to help us buy the items directly please donate to our fundraiser to help us keep going.
£3.50 buys nappies and wipes for a child
£5 buys nappies, wipes and toiletries for a week
£10 gives a family with up to 3 children everything they need.
Buy an item from our Stork Store website which sells toys, books, games and parenting equipment or join our Stork Store Facebook group.
Donate items such as nappies and wipes to us so we can continue delivering through donations - please see our Facebook page for more info on items we need.
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