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That's A Wrap Toy Appeal 2018

£1,900 of £10,000 goal

Raised by 34 people in 3 months
Created November 13, 2018
That's A Wrap
Why?

Noor, Ibrahim and I set out to find out how we could help those in need in our own area this winter, and the ways we could do this by working with local charities operating on the frontline. All three of us have worked with (or for) charities that provide emergency aid in London for quite a while, so we know what a big difference an in-kind donation can make, from a tin of baked beans to a warm pair of socks! 

We want to look out for our neighbours this winter,  and we also want to bring local residents together to support the work of local charities that provide some crucial services, hence our Winter Toy Appeal!

What?

We made some initial enquiries and were immediately inundated with requests for toys from local charities. 
Our aim is to raise 2,000 new toys (or the funds towards toy costs) by 15 December 2018 from the local community, for local children who would otherwise be excluded from festivities this winter.  

Upon request, donations will be distributed to children via local charities that work on the frontline, from children's hospices, to baby banks and food banks. This will be distributed to children such as those who are terminally ill, suffering from poverty and those who would otherwise be excluded from festivities this winter.

Recipient Charities:

- Shooting Star House Children’s Hospice (Hanworth) 
- Home-Start (Richmond, Hounslow and Kingston) 
- Youth Bonds at Hounslow Action for Youth (Feltham) 
- Honeypot Children's Charity (Hammersmith) 
- The Log Cabin (Ealing) 
- Special Baby Unit - West Middlesex Hospital (Twickenham) 
- Hounslow Community Food Box (Isleworth) 
- Feltham Food Bank (Feltham) 
- Baby Basics (Surrey) 

If we don't collect enough toys by 15 Dec, a local child will go without!

How?

We prefer to receive funds rather than toys, because we will be able to make your funds go further by purchasing toys and gift wrapping resources in bulk at wholesale prices! 

You can donate funds towards towards toys and gift wrapping costs on this GoFundMe page, or you may wish to donate toys in-kind, which you can do using our Amazon Wishlist here. We're updating our Twitter  feed as toys are received.

Join us!

We want to go one step further than collecting toys. We want to invite you to join us in our efforts, by not only donating generously, but by taking part in our community Present Wrapping Event on Saturday 15 December 2018! We are inviting up to 200 people to help us sort, wrap and prepare all toys collected prior to distribution! Click here  to sign up.


E: saba@thatsawrap.org.uk
W: www.thatsawrap.org.uk

We've just set up a community group called That's A Wrap , as we'd like to deliver a series of collection based projects over the coming years!
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Dear Friend,

On behalf of the organisers at That's A Wrap, I'd like to thank you for being a part of our our first ever project, centred around the provision of toys for underprivileged and socially isolated children in and around Hounslow.

I'm immensely proud to be a part of a community such as ours, that has proven so ready and willing to donate funds and precious time in the service of others, and in such a short space of time too. On 1 November, our project was just a pipe dream, so we've come a long way in just over a month!

Our Toy Wrapping event was just over a week ago, and we saw 70 attendees pitching in to sort and giftwrap over 2,000 toy donations. In partnership with local schools and businesses, as well as through the generosity of local residents, we reached our toy target and have successfully distributed toys to our 9 chosen recipient charities. We've updated our website ( www.thatsawrap.org.uk) with event pictures and also a testimonial from one of our recipient charities too. Do take a look when you have a moment!

Given the wonderful outpouring of support and enthusiasm for our Winter Toy Project, we're keen to continue our work. We'd like to organise similar projects in the coming year, but details are yet to be finalised. We hope you will continue to join and support us! Do get in touch should you have any feedback or suggestions for upcoming projects.

We'd really like to keep in touch with you to keep you updated about upcoming projects once we have firm plans in place, so that you can stay involved with That's A Wrap. Please let us know if you are happy for us to add you to our mailing list! This will be the easiest way to stay in the loop.

Wishing you all a happy and restful holiday!

Merry Christmas to all ❤

Yours,

Saba Hassan
That's A Wrap
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£1,900 of £10,000 goal

Raised by 34 people in 3 months
Created November 13, 2018
That's A Wrap
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