Last weekend 115 Summer activities bags were distributed to Suffolk children who are currently in foster care or have left the care system through adoption or special guardianship.
Local Christian charity Home for Good:Suffolk had to cancel their planned activities in the Easter holidays and couldn’t provide their usual meet ups this summer either due to meeting restrictions because of COVID-19. They have been doing what they can to support families via Zoom calls and games evenings but felt that the children deserved something special this summer to show that they were still seen and loved.
Thanks to funding from Suffolk Community Foundation through the Suffolk Coronavirus Community Fund, the Summer Activity Bags initiative was made possible. Melissa Naish, County Co-ordinator for Home for Good:Suffolk said,
“It was wonderful to see the smiles and hear of the excitement and great joy the Summer Activity Bags have brought to so many. We got lots of positive feedbacak.”
‘I just wanted to say a huge thankyou for A’s goodie bag. It was fabulous you are doing a fab job once again. Thankyou for caring about these kids it means a lot x ‘
‘The gifts were just spot on, perfect – Thankyou so much’
Melissa says that a short video has now been created which can easily be shared as part of church services either in churches or through online church.
To learn more about what the charity is continuing to do to support families and also make fostering and adoption more know within Suffolk Churches please contact Melissa at [email protected] / 07434 462860
Melissa says she is usually available Mondays (all-day) and Tuesday (afternoon). A reply may take a little longer outside these times.