Well what a mighty start to 2016! We had an incredible response to our New Year’s donation event, recruited some amazing new volunteers and gained charity status (yeah you heard it right!). We also cannot thank you enough for your on-going support. Our next big step is finding somewhere for all your generous donations to stay before they are enjoyed by the babies and families we help across Bristol.
We have been recently residing in Big Yellow Self Storage, which saw one of our most successful donation events! But as we have developed as a charity, we have simply outgrown it. The solutions we currently have in place are temporary, which could leave us homeless at anytime. Now that we are a bona fide charity, we really need to find a permanent home.
Making referral packages inside our volunteer’s garages has been… well…interesting, but to ensure we are producing the best quality items possible, we need an appropriate space to clean and up-cycle items.
What exactly is it we’re looking for?
We’re not picky, but there are a few things we need for our home:
Whilst we are grateful for all your generous item donations, budgeting for a new home is something we also need to focus on, so any cash donations are more than welcome!
Co-founder and Trustee Becky Gilbert says, ‘We could never have predicted how quickly Baby Bank Network has grown. It’s been fantastic but now we need to find a home. Having a secure base means we can focus on what is important: helping more families in Bristol’.
Whether you’re an estate agent, business owner, or think you might just know the right person, get in touch with us if you think you can help us find a home! We’d love to hear from you, so drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Tas Warr.