Don’t forget that we will be collecting for our local charity partners at this month’s ‘Christmas Bauble Workshop’ meeting on Wednesday 5th December 2018. Its your last chance before Christmas!
We are still on the look out for a new Campaign Manager. As a member of the committee you’ll be involved in all decisions regarding the ongoing management of the group with a particular focus on the WI campaigns both on a national and local level. If you feel passionate about making a difference and helping us to help our causes then please have a chat to any of the committee members or contact us here and we can tell you what’s involved. You can find out more about our campaigns on the dedicated campaigns section of our website.
Social Media Manager
We are now also on the look out for a new Social Media Manager as will be leaving us to head back up to the North. As with all committee roles you’ll be a member of the committee and involved in all decisions regarding the ongoing management of the group. In addition, you’ll be in charge of fostering community involvement via our Twitter and Facebook accounts and maintaining and updating this website. This is a great opportunity to learn and grow your social media skills and a lovely way to connect with members and the wider community.
If you feel passionate about making a difference and helping us to help our causes then please have a chat to any of the committee members or contact us here and we can tell you what’s involved.
The Red Box Project aims to quietly ensure that no young woman misses school or suffers embarrassment because she has her period.
It gives young women in need – whether for financial or social reasons – the reassurance of enough sanitary pads for their entire period plus a couple left over for next time. This is what makes it special.
It works by putting a red box filled with pads and pants into schools. Students take what’s needed, and then it gets topped up again, with donations from the community of women supporting the project.
This is a very simple, no frills project and is entirely funded by community kindness, woman to young woman.
How Can You Help
Donate pads and pants!
They specifically need sanitary pads of all absorbancies (but especially winged), night pads and tampons, plus black underwear for all sizes from age 9 upwards.
For information of other donation points, and for other ways that you can help, please visit the South East London Red Box Project Facebook Page.
Southwark Foodbank is a store of non-perishable food donated by the local community. They partner with frontline professionals such as schools, GPs, social services and many more, who refer fellow Southwark residents to their service.
After the referral agency confirms their client’s need, they give them a voucher. This voucher is then exchanged for food by one of the Foodbank’s volunteers at the Foodbank. The amount of food they give depends on the size of the family in need, and the type of voucher they have been given.
The Foodbank pride themselves on creating a friendly, welcoming place that offers free advice and signposting to other relevant support services. Working with the community, they help their service users tackle long-term issues, as well as the immediate crisis that led them to the Foodbank.
The Foodbank regularly publishes a list of the items they are currently the most in need of. Currently these are:
Fruit Juice (UHT & Long Life)
Tinned Meat (pork and non-pork)
Toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, shower gel, shampoo)
Milk (UHT cartons)
Washing Up Liquid
Washing Powder Tablets
Cooking Oil (500ml)
Cooking Sauces/Jar Pasta Sauces
They advise that they currently have plenty of feminine hygiene products (but please do continue to donate these to Red Box), cuppa soups, instant noodles, nappies and baby wipes and baked beans!
For information of other donation points, and for other ways that you can help, please see the Southwark Foodbank Website.