Reading Family Aid launches Summer Toy Project

News from: Reading Family Aid

Most children have been away from school for many, many weeks and parents are running out of things for them to do. For many disadvantaged families in Reading this has been particularly stressful and it isn’t likely to improve soon. In normal years Reading Family Aid organise summer outings, but that hasn’t been possible this year, so they wanted to do something else to help families who are struggling more than most. The result is their first ever Summer Toy Project.

They have approached four organisations in Reading who support local disadvantaged families, and offered to provide toys for their organisations and families. The four organisations are:

Alana House which provides a confidential, women-only, non-judgemental space for women who feel they need help and support.
First Days which reduces the long-term effect of poverty on children by equipping them with the essential items they need for their early years and at school.
Home-Start Reading which provides compassionate, confidential help and expert support to families with young children.
The Weller Centre which provides activities, events and services for local families of Caversham.

Donating a toy
To donate a toy to one of these organisations simply click on one of the links below. The toys you purchase from the Amazon Gift List will be delivered directly to the organisation for them to give to the most appropriate families.

Donate to Alana House
Donate to First Days
Donate to Home-Start Reading
Donate to The Weller Centre

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