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Posted: 22nd Oct 2018 Closing: 22nd Jan 2019

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Buddy Bag Foundation

Description:

Imagine if your whole world changed in a day. Imagine having to leave everything you own and everyone you know.

You may be shocked to learn that 48,000 children require emergency accommodation in the UK each year. Children fleeing violent situations often have to leave home quickly, without the chance to collect basic items. These children arrive in emergency accommodation with just the clothes they are wearing.

We have created Buddy Bag Foundation in response to the rising number of children who enter emergency care after fleeing violent situations at home. Restoring a sense of safety and security into a child’s life during a traumatic time is one of the first steps to recovery. By providing these children with a few essential items, we can help make the transition into emergency care a little easier.

To support children in this situation we have created the Buddy Bag to provide comfort when all else has been removed. What is a Buddy Bag? A Buddy Bag is a backpack that contains all the essential items a child needs. They include toiletries, pyjamas, socks and underwear. They also include comfort items such as a book, a photo frame and a teddy bear. A Buddy Bag is something a child can call their own, no matter where they go. Buddy Bags are tailored to suit babies and children according to age groups and gender and cater specifically for children aged 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 and 13-16 years old Purpose

Our purpose is to provide 20,200 Buddy Bags to children who arrive in emergency accommodation without the essential items they need to help restore a sense of safety and security How can I help? Due to the nature of our foundation and appeal, we’re always looking for help from individuals and businesses alike. Whether you have some spare time and skills, items or cash to donate, all are welcome.

 

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Hours:
Just 2 hours per week

Salary/Wage:
Voluntary role

Best suited to:
Anyone who wants to make a difference and help the Buddy Bag Foundation.

Finer Details

Type: Voluntary

Working Times:
Set My Own Hours

Working at home or Office:
Home Based

Area: UK Wide

Contact Details

Name: Karen

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Mum's view

Name: Karen

Location: West Midlands

Family: 3 children

How often do you work?
5 hours

How does the job fit around your family life?
Part time

How much time do you commit?
5 hours

Where do you carry out your work?
At home

Do you need a car?
no

Do you advertise?
no

Are there any downsides to the role?
no