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£3,480raised of £8,000 target by 28 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,480 to buy essential equipment for our new centre in Camden, supporting vulnerable families with good quality baby equipment.

    Location
    London Borough of Camden, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Thursday, 16th February 2017

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    Little Village is coming to Camden!

    Run entirely by local volunteers, Little Village works a bit like a food bank but instead of food, provides good quality baby clothes, toys and equipment to families in need in the local area. Everything is donated by local families and given to local families who can't afford to buy it.

    But it costs £7,750 to keep Little Village running for a year as we need to pay for storage, train our volunteers, hire a mini van and buy some items (mattresses, bottle teats and underwear) new for health and safety reasons.

    Please help us reach our target - so that we can bring our much needed service to Camden, where 36% of children in the borough live below the poverty line.

    How does Little Village work?
    We offer a weekly drop-in service for families who need our support and a delivery service for larger items. We work on a referrals basis with our partners such as health visitors, Children’s Centres, midwives and local food banks. Families can either drop in with a voucher to visit our stockroom themselves, or our volunteers put together bags of kit on their behalf.

    We make it easy for local families to help one another in a respectful, non-judgemental, non-patronising way. Just one family helping another!

    Praise for Little Village:
    Mum of Two: "I came to see you yesterday, and I wanted to say another thank you to all of you. I'm so grateful for the itemsI got and wanted you to know this is a great help to my family. I was amazed at the quality of the goods gifted and the sheer generosity of the charity."

    Children's professional: "The process to make a referral is straightforward along with the impeccable, speedy service delivered by the kind volunteers in organising each family's items."

    Referrals:
    If you know a family who would benefit from our services, or would like to join our volunteer network – please get in touch: littlevillagehq@gmail.com

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    • Little Village Camden9 months ago
      Little Village Camden

      Little Village Camden

      9 months ago

      I just wanted to say a big thank you to our most recent donors. We now have 3000litres of good quality clothes and toys collected along side 8 buggies, 10 cots, 4 moses baskets and 2 highchairs. Our referrals network is growing and we have just had our first emergency referral for a newborn boy with a one year old big brother. Thanks to your generosity we were able to give them both a week's worth of warm clothes, a double buggy, and bedding. Thank you so much.

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    • Little Village Camdena year ago
      Little Village Camden

      Little Village Camden

      a year ago

      Just a quick update to say, Little Village Camden has begun to take donations this month. In just two mornings, we have collected a storage unit full of cots, buggies, baby baths, highchairs, toys, nappies clothes and lots more. We will start taking referrals in January working together with Camden support services and hostels. We haven't raised enough money for our rent yet, but we're hopeful we will have a permanent home in Camden in early 2017.

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    • Little Village Camdena year ago
      Little Village Camden

      Little Village Camden

      a year ago

      A big thank you to all our new supporters. Thanks to your generosity we have almost raised 40% of our funding in 3 weeks. Hooray! That's no mean feat! I thought you might want to see the piece about our campaign that appeared in the Ham and High last week - it definitely gave us a bit of a boost. Thank you again!

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    a year ago

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    Supporters

    28

    • Pilar Manzanaro

      Pilar Manzanaro

      Jan 21, 2017

      Keep up the good work!

      £50.00

    • Maida Vale Parents 2 Parents

      Maida Vale Parents 2 Parents

      Dec 14, 2016

      Dear Little Village. The Maida Vale Parents 2 Parents Facebook group had a little christmas party and held a raffle for you to help other families. Merry Christmas from Maida Vale.

      £170.00

    • Juliet Huggett

      Juliet Huggett

      Dec 4, 2016

      Go on Camden!

      £40.00

    • Vanessa Cruz-Galarza

      Vanessa Cruz-Galarza

      Nov 28, 2016

      Thank you for the wonderful work you do!

      £20.00

    • Caryn Gibbins

      Caryn Gibbins

      Nov 24, 2016

      £10.00

    • Catarina Silva

      Catarina Silva

      Nov 11, 2016

      Good luck to all of you. It's a beautiful initiative.

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 10, 2016

      Good luck! Dx

      £50.00

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    Little Village Camden

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    London Borough of Camden, United Kingdom

    Little Village was set up in 2015 with a mission to provide good quality baby clothes and equipment to local families in need. We are now opening our second centre in Camden. Fore more information see: https://littlevillagehq.org

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