HOW WE HELP
We reduce the long term effect of poverty on children by equipping them
with the essential items they need for their early years and at school.
At First Days we believe all children deserve the same start in life.
We provide everyday essentials to families who are living in poverty by distributing clothes, toiletries, school uniforms, equipment, furniture, toys and books.
4 million children in the UK are living in households whose income falls below the poverty line. This means that, after they've paid for their housing and utilities, they have just £19 per day to live on - for food, clothes, transport, birthdays and every thing else they might need. At First Days we help families at a time of crisis - when they need something for their children and simply cannot afford it.
We are focusing all of our efforts on stocking regional community hubs with essentials during the initial Covid-19 crisis, therefore, we cannot take any individual referrals at this time.
We know that families are going to need an increased level of support as social restrictions are lifting and schools reopen. We are planning and preparing for this.
We are not taking donations at this time, however, please still prepare your stuff for us - we will be open again ASAP and will need the stock.
Thank you for your understanding. Emma Cantrell, CEO.
Wokingham Borough Community Hub
THE WOKINGHAM BOROUGH COMMUNITY HUB PROVIDES FOOD, TOILETRIES and ESSENTIALS TO PEOPLE WHO NEED IT IN WOKINGHAM BOROUGH. This service is being run by First Days in association with the Local Authority and other charities.
Wokingham Borough Council is working with charities in the Borough to provide a community wide response to help vulnerable people during the Covid-19 crisis.
At the Community Response Hub we will be providing food parcels, toiletries and other essentials to anyone in the borough who is vulnerable, isolated, our older residents, and families in need.
We need your help:
You can volunteer - just sign up via Wokingham Volunteer Centre and we'll be in touch.
You can donate your stuff - we will publish a list and donation point ASAP.
We will be open next week.
Please share far and wide across Wokingham Borough.
Wokingham Borough Council, Involve, Citizen's Advice, Wokingham Volunteer Centre, The Link Visiting Scheme, First Days, Wokingham Foodbank, Age UK Berkshire, Local Churches and others.