Community Kindness Kits Wave 5 .. Amazing Ivers
So here we are week 5 .. how time has flown for all involved in The Ivers Community Kindness Outreach project .. and how many 100’s of care parcels have flown out through the doors of the Hub here on the High Street during this time .. all thanks to you .. we are simply awed. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Last week 54 of our elderly and vulnerable residents benefited from your continued kindness and compassion including an additional 9 families so very much in need. We can’t thank you enough. ❤️
This week the schools reopen and the need for a little extra community care will be greater, our list is growing weekly and we are so truly grateful to you all for keeping those of your friends and neighbours who are so very much in need of a little help during these very worrying times at heart.
Here are a few words from them to you:
‘Many thanks for my groceries it is very appreciated’
‘I don’t like to ask but if we could have some help please ... Thank you so much it’s so appreciated’
‘You don’t know how much this has meant to us’
‘I was so worried and so afraid to leave my house .. thank you I don’t know how to repay you all’
‘I never expected this and I don’t know who called you but I’m so grateful’
‘Can I pay you please .. I’ve been so worried and had almost nothing left in the house to eat’
You are doing so much good and we are so proud to be part of this community outreach project. You truly are making such a difference to those who are so very desperately worried, isolated and lonely.
This week we give special thanks once again to Sally who worked her socks off not only unpacking donations and repacking Kindness Kits here at the Hub on the High Street today but who also champions the Community Kindness Outreach on the boards relentlessly .. we are indebted and grateful beyond words. 💞
To Wendy B for continued bagfuls of not only kindness but Suduko and Worsearch books which make such a difference to the wellbeing of our isolated neighbours and friends.
To Caroline & Cally Mae, Val, Emma, Alistair, Julia, Caron, Graham, Alison, Paul, Lorraine from IH, Bhabinder, Vikki, Gemma Rance from Weight Watchers for bulk donations some of which we shared with our friends at Homeless Outreach, Claire Wingrove for cakes that sweetened up the care kits so much, Chris & Jilly, Georgina, Carol, Angelina, the residents of Chequers Orchard and Martindale whose donations go such a long way to keeping this project going and to each and everyone of you that turn up on the doorstep of the hub week after week with huge smiles and bags of care to share.
Words will never be enough. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts you are extraordinary people and we are so grateful to have met each of you in person (at safe distance) and so thankful for your support towards those in our community who are so very vulnerable at this time, your neighbours and friends.
Thank you also from one very well fed fussy 17 year old feline companion who you continue to pamper each week and it means the world to her elderly owner .. every week this lovely vulnerable old lady calls to say thank you .. tears fall. Thank you all for the continued supply.
Our Coeliac equally very lovely lady received precious gluten free food this week too 🙏🏻 she’s overwhelmed. Please if you can continue to donate towards this vulnerable lady she really so very much deserves kindness and support .. she also has a dog so if you could donate a little too for him that would go a long way towards helping her cope in a desperately hard situation.
Finally we are running low on a few essential items if you can help at all we would really appreciate:
Sauces for pasta/ noodles
On Fridays from 11am to 2pm we are extremely grateful to receive:
(which we can freeze to preserve shelf life)
Fresh fruit and veg
If you can donate wordsearch or suduko magazines, activity books for children, puzzles or craft items for young or old that would be so helpful too.
Thank you so very much for everything. Please let’s keep this going.
Our offices are open to accept donations Monday 12pm to 4pm and Friday 11am to 2pm please call 01753 655331 in advance so we can accept donations with respect to social distancing.
Our friends at the Co-op Iver & Iver Heath and Costcutter Richings Park also accept donations on our behalf.
If you have any questions or if you know of a neighbour or friend who would benefit from a little extra care during these unprecedented times please email Lorraine at CommsC19@iverparishcouncil.gov.uk or telephone 01753 655331 in confidence