KidsOut Outreach Service
With the recent closures of refuges in the UK and families spending longer in refuge waiting to be rehoused, KidsOut have been keen to reach all children living in safe houses and outreach who could benefit from the joy of new toys. Consequently, this year we have launched our KidsOut Outreach Service with the help of our charity partners.
Across March, we distributed 695 boxes filled with age and gender appropriate toys to 45 refuges across the UK. These refuges then passed them onto children in outreach who we may not have previously been reaching.
From the outset of the project, we were lucky enough to have been supported by our partners at FedEx, who very generously, and speedily, distributed all of these Toy Boxes to the refuges!
Once the boxes were delivered we had some really heart-warming feedback:
“I just wanted to thank you for the Toy Boxes which arrived last week. It was quite overwhelming opening them and finding all the lovely toys and games which the children will just love. Some of these toys have already found their way to their new owners and they were delighted. The way the boxes are labeled by gender and age is very helpful also. The whole process from ordering the Toy Boxes to receiving them was very easy, and I don’t think there is anything that could be done to make the process smoother”. – Lighthouse Women’s Aid
Below we received a wonderful card from Boston Women’s Aid:
The Outreach Project has been extremely successful, and we especially want to thank FedEx for their support and generosity. Together we have helped make kids happy!