They’re Not Just Volunteers; They’re M&S Volunteers

17475325_10203234844428272_1739015870_oFrom the 13th to 17th March 2017, 70 volunteers from Marks & Spencer have kindly provided us with their support in toy auditing and packing Toy Boxes for the children we support. As well as from their London head office, volunteers also traveled from the local three counties stores including St Albans, Bedford, Aylesbury, Milton Keynes and many more. Despite the busy and long week, the volunteers have proven their hard work and dedication.

Over the five consecutive days, a fantastic total of 7,541 toys were audited for our Giving Tree project and an amazing total of 600 Toy Boxes were packed. Because of their incredible efforts, we have successfully completed our toy audit and have also added an extra 600 boxes towards our Toy Box Service, for children re-homed from refuge after experiencing domestic violence.

17475203_10203234844348270_1874796177_oEven though it was a tiresome job, the volunteers still made sure that they had big smiles on their faces. One M&S volunteer said: “Everyone had a great day. Thanks again for looking after us.” Another volunteer has also said, “Thank you for today. You are doing an amazing job. An inspiration.”

More feedback from the week included: “We are overwhelmed with the generosity of the companies who have donated all these lovely toys!”.

On behalf of everyone at KidsOut, we are especially grateful for all of you at M&S who have volunteered, as without your help, we would have really struggled! It is a testament to you all that even though many of you work for large corporates, you can spare the time to get involved and help make a difference to the lives of children less fortunate than our own. Once again, thank you.

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