We first went to see Kids Company in September this year, and what a journey we’ve been on! Together, we came up with a ‘Kids Giving Kids’ concept, and it’s been a huge success all round.
We thought it was important to teach our children the importance of giving as well as receiving as this time of year, and it was amazing to see how involved and interested all the children were on the topic.
I immediately approached Miss Daisy who jumped on board and really started the ball rolling. Every child at Miss Daisy’s took home a bag and lovingly filled it with five presents for a baby or toddler, who wouldn’t otherwise receive anything on Christmas Day. She was quickly followed by Thomas Battersea, Young England, Chelsea Pre Prep, Ladybird and Maggie and Rose.
JoJo Maman Bebe came on board, with baskets in-store, where people could buy an extra present and donate single items that way. We’ve managed to fill hundreds of Christmas stockings, and donate thousands of presents to some of London’s most vulnerable babies and toddlers.
Other wonderful companies who have supported this year are Great Little Trading Co, Trotters, and too many kind individuals to mention. A big thanks also to the amazingly talented illustrator Tim Ulewicz, who kindly designed the graphics for the project.
Thanks to everyone for your momentous support, without which, this project could never have happened.
Below are some of the pictures of the wonderful stockings we’ve filled, the donations and few of Kids Company in action!