CheshireLife: The Cheshire Christmas Giving Appeal for children in poverty.
Cheshire charity KidsBank and Cheshire Life magazine and are working together to collect and distribute new toys and gifts to families in need. Could you add an extra gift to your shopping list so children facing hardship can wake up to a happier December 25th?
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At KidsBank Chester, we distribute resources from where they are abundant to where they are lacking, reducing parental stress, anxiety and depression, in turn helping children and instilling in them a sense of value and confidence.
KidsBank Chester promotes sustainable living by encouraging recycling of children’s clothing, equipment, and toys.
We help relieve poverty in Chester and the surrounding area by providing good quality new and pre-owned baby items to families in need.
By opting for a referral process we will be encouraging more and more families to communicate with their health professional.
If I was in the same position as these families (in need), I would be so grateful knowing a service like KidsBank existed.
My daughter was going to be getting so many presents from family so we asked guests to make donations to KidsBank Chester instead.
This is a brilliant organisation helping children and families across Chester!
It provides a vital and helpful service and support to the community.
A fabulous charity that is meeting the needs of local families and children.
It was so lovely to meet you all 💙 you are all amazing xxxx
You are doing a great job, ladies and we are very happy to be able to support you.
This KidsBank is a brilliant and much-needed concept. Lots of parent groups are talking about KidsBank now - this is great! Well done on your hard work and all the very best to the families who you can work with!
Great work KidsBank!
Cathy Pettingale it’s you and Jenny that are the stars. Everyone is very grateful for the work you are both doing.
What a great team of people that are helping local families, please help them.
It was lovely to meet you and to find out about the great work you do.
Watching a television interview of a young mother, I was horrified by the choices she was forced to make due to poverty, choices no mother should have to make; choices between food or heat for instance. Overwhelmed with compassion I was inspired to start KidsBank Chester.
My hope is that the children we help will not have to go without essentials and that parents know there is support available from people who care.
I believe that families form the core of our society. For each to play their part they both need and deserve as a minimum – a safe and habitable home, along with sufficient food and clothing. Sadly, child poverty is on the increase and the poor are getting poorer.
We simply can’t stand by and do nothing. KidsBank Chester is a simple way in which families can be encouraged to support those families that are struggling.
Did you know that there are more than 9,000 children living in poverty in our borough? KidsBank Chester helps by providing baby essentials for families who are struggling to cope, or facing a crisis. We are able to do this free of charge thanks to your generous donations.
Families in need are referred to us by midwives, health visitors, social workers and other front line professionals in our community. If you would like to receive help from KidsBank Chester, please follow the steps below.
Your Referee fills the Referral Form which can be accessed from the main menu, or by clicking here.
The Referee completes the Referral Form and sends it to us by clicking on the SUBMIT button.
Once we have received your Referral Form, we will get in touch with you, usually within 24 hours.
A big thank you to our awesome supporters and donors who are too numerous to mention. We are really grateful for your kind support and encouragement.
Every now and then at KidsBank Chester, we receive beautiful messages from you showing just how great it is for us to work together to lend a helping hand to families in need. Thank you.
It concerns us that the mental health of parents, particularly mothers is worsened by the lack of provision for their children. Families live with barriers of guilt and shame and feelings of failure. We believe we can help alleviate these feelings.
A lot of what we do is made possible by you. We call it helping families to help families. Through our collective efforts, children and babies living in deprivation will no longer have to go without what many would consider the basics. Keep in touch…