Community Kindness Kits - Wave 2
Our second wave of Community Kindness Kits delivered by our pretty incredible Outreach Volunteers directly to our elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating friends and neighbours who are so very much in need during this worrying time. 👋❤️👋❤️
We send our heartfelt thanks to each and every wonderful one of you who have continued to support The Ivers Community Kindness Outreach with donations, special thanks to Harpreet and Bhabinder whose incredible generosity with donations both personally and through Foodspeed has gone such a long way to ensuring those most vulnerable in our Community benefited not only with long life groceries (the majority of which came from our friends at Iver Heath Infant School this week ❤️) but bananas, oranges, yogurt and cheese! You are all the most incredibly generous caring, compassionate community minded people. A huge thank you and a virtual hug to each of you on behalf of the Community.
We currently have a register of 220 plus vulnerable people, 128 of which are elderly, 24 families and 86 children who are all desperately in need of kindness and support, your donations and the Community Kindness Kits mean an awful lot to them.
Here at the Community Hub we have been fielding calls all week from those who were in receipt of Kindness Kits in the first wave, a few tears were shed on both sides.
'My brother xxxxxxxxx has been a recipient of one of your food parcels and the consideration shown by this gesture is as important as the food'
'Please would you convey my thanks to the kind people who contributed to the emergency provisions parcel delivered to me'
The repeated message was one of thanks not just for the groceries but 'thank you for remembering me I haven't seen anyone for weeks' ... 'thank you I can't believe you are doing this'
Lets try and keep this going ... you are making a huge difference to those who feel worried, concerned and isolated.
We have now run out of soap, bleach, porridge, Preserves, tinned fruit, beans, tinned Soup and tinned vegetables (we have some stock of tinned tomatoes and chick peas) please if you are at the shops and can spare to donate any of these items or the items listed below, you can drop those to Costcutter Richings Park or the Co-op at Iver or Iver Heath, every little helps.
We had a very special request for Gourmet Cat Food (Meat Mix) for a seventeen year old furry companion of one of our elderly extremely vulnerable neighbours who is very distressed that she is struggling to locate this. We would like to thank Caroline & Cally Mae Ward and Mena Deehan so very much from on behalf of one lovely, lonely, isolated, worried, extremely vulnerable elderly lady and one very spoilt cat .. you are beyond thoughtful and caring you made their day, and ours, really you did xx ❤️👏🏻❤️👏🏻 More news to follow ❤️
We are still open for donations until further notice, our offices are located at 45B High Street, Iver SL0 9ND we are open for donations from 12pm – 3pm Monday to Friday, please call in advance so we can advise on how we accept those safely with respect to social distancing.
Please do try to keep your donations coming in they are going to mean so very much to those who have so little in the coming weeks and months.
We are appealing for donations of:
Shampoo & Conditioner
Anti-bacterial surface cleaner
If you have any questions or you have a neighbour you feel could benefit from a little community kindness in these difficult times ahead please call Lorraine on 01753 655331 or email commsC19@iverparishcouncil.gov.uk in confidence.