Thank you to everyone who donated items to gift to Mum’s across Sunderland on Mother’s Day. We hope they were able to give Mum’s a little boost and acknowledge them for the amazing job they do.
We were able to give 28 gift sets out which contained a mini pamper pack and a handwritten card to our local Mum’s. We hope they will use this to indulge themselves a little, but most of all we hope these gifts symbolise the support available in our community and to know they are not alone. We want to share the love to parents who work so hard every day to support their family.
We support Mums from many backgrounds who are facing very difficult situations – single parents on a low income, fleeing domestic abuse, violence and war, being unable to work due to illness or disability whilst raising a family, becoming a new Mum or being a young Mum and Mums who has fallen below the poverty line due to unexpected circumstances; the list goes on. Regardless of their situation, they are all Mum’s trying to do the best for their family and deserve a little boost and a helping hand.
We have had some very touching feedback from our Mums and referral partners –
“Seeing the look on Mums face when I delivered her gift was amazing. Her boy was so proud to be able to give his Mum a present as a thank you for everything she does. She was overwhelmed that a stranger would think of her, and other Mums in similar situations and give them a present. She needed a boost so this has come a the perfect time. It is such a lovely project, thank you. “
“Being a single Mam to a 2 year old and 8 month old I thought the only Mother’s Day present I would have would be one I bought myself.I don’t have anyone to help me and no spare money to buy myself anything, so getting this gift meant the world to me.I cant thank you enough.This is the first Mother’s Day present I have ever had “
We want to thank everyone who has donated items and our lovely volunteers who worked hard, putting the packs together. We also want to thank our referral partners who provide support to the Mums on their caseload and collected and delivered their gifts.