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Summer of Play Campaign Assets

Download these campaign assets to help us encourage other charitable organisations to join our network. Registered charities, schools, nurseries, youth groups, baby banks, community centres, CICs, food projects are eligible to join and access a wide range of summer and back to school products.

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Early Essentials

Early Essentials is a Manchester based charity that helps vulnerable pregnant women, mothers and their babies by providing essential items. Their Moses basket starter packs, filled with essential products for both Mums and babies, are saving lives within their community.

Two girls sat smiling in a school. one is wearing blue framed glasses and the other is slightly younger and is wearing a pink and white top.
Supporting families to have a Summer of Play

The summer holidays should be a time for children to look forward to, to have fun, freedom and time with friends. We believe every child should have the opportunity to play during the summer months and go back to school or start nursery equipped ready to learn, and that no one feels alone when trying to walk the ‘tightrope’.

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Hygiene Poverty Briefing – Spring 2023

Using national polling data from our Not a Choice campaign, and insights from our charitable network, our spring briefing provides an overview on hygiene poverty in the UK in early 2023.  

Poverty Proofing© and hygiene poverty

We are pleased to host a guest blog from Chloe Maclellan, Poverty Proofing Coordinator at Children North East. Chloe shares what students in Poverty Proofing©  audits have said about hygiene poverty and gives some suggestions for how schools and other organisations working with young people can combat hygiene poverty.

Be More Digital

Charitable organisations face all sorts of challenges on a daily basis. Gaining additional resources can therefore make a huge difference and that’s why we’ve been working with Charity Digital, who share our passion for maximising the good that business can do in supporting communities.  

Quo Vadis Trust

Quo Vadis Trust (QVT) provides supported housing for people in South East London with mental health needs. Their work has a powerful impact for the people they work with directly and the larger community. They are entirely reliant on charitable donations to provide activities and events. 

Partnering with Foxway to bridge the digital gap

In Kind Direct are proud to have partnered with Foxway, a leading provider of refurbished technology including laptops and computers. This partnership aims to help bridge the digital gap as digital poverty continues to rise across the UK.

Network visits – Thank you

Bee Wirral CIC is one of our invaluable network partners who recently hosted a visit for In Kind Direct and Unilever. They offer a variety of services, such as classes for parent and baby groups, and wood workshop sessions that support the mental health and wellbeing of local men. Products they access from us are crucial for the running of Bee Wirral CIC, enabling them to support more people with essential products and keep their facilities clean.