Celebrating Dad's on Father's Day
The last year has been particularly difficult and isolating for many parents who are living in challenging situations. After the success of our recent Mother’s Day project whereby 142 women received gift packs, we launched our first Father’s Day project to acknowledge and celebrate dad’s on their special day.
For families living in poverty or where money is tight each month, spending on gifts is not a priority and parents are often without recognition. We often hear of Dad’s being overlooked and forgotten but they are just as an important part of a child’s life.
This is why on Father’s Day we provided gifts to Dad’s (not forgetting step-dads and grandads) who would have otherwise been without. The packs included some treats and a handwritten card, with some of our older children opting to write their own card for an extra personal touch for their loved one.
Professionals working with families made a referral for a gift pack on behalf of a family, many of which choosing to surprise the Dad’s they had referred – a lovely surprise for many of the men, making this Father’s Day a little more special and give an extra boost. We thank the professionals for going the extra mile and thinking of families they work with.