The Young Ones, Burton-On-trent
Tue 9 Jul 2019
By creating Gift Boxes for local children between 0 and 17 years who may otherwise receive nothing or very little to celebrate an important event, we endeavour to bring some happiness where otherwise there would be only emptiness.
Welfare agencies in contact with children in need within a radius of approximately 15 miles of Burton request the boxes which we prepare for them to deliver. We can also create Emergency Boxes at times of crisis, containing basic toiletries, clothes and toys.
In 2018 we gifted 200 boxes to various organisations such as Derbyshire and Staffordshire District and County Councils, Citizens Advice Bureaux and women’s refuges.
Our gifts have reached children of families in financial distress and those in temporary accommodation awaiting permanent homes. We are delighted to have had some excellent feedback from professionals and touching personal letters of thanks, some of which can be found on our website www.theyoungonesburton.co.uk
We receive donations of new and ‘as new’ items which we supplement by holding fundraising events throughout the year. Our free service is non-religious, non-political and staffed entirely by volunteers who simply want to bring smiles to the faces of local children in need.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07547 422833