Residents in Hounslow are collecting toys for diistribution to disadvantaged children locally.
Shockingly, child poverty in the Hounslow area has worsened in the past year alone, with over 8,600 children living in poverty across the local area (Child Poverty Action Group statistics for the Brentford and Isleworth constituency for May 2019).
Looking to play a part in tackling the issue, a small group of residents with extensive experience working for charities tackling poverty and hunger in London have decided to put their skills and experience to use in their local area.
Having launched a community appeal for the second year running, they hope to collect 2,000 new toys from local residents for local children, for distribution through a network of over 10 charity partners. These include organisations such as children’s charities, baby banks and even food banks.
Want to help?
Donate a toy, donate money, help with wrapping and distribution. The toy appeal will culminate in a Community Toy Wrapping Event, where local residents are invited to come together to sort and wrap the donations before distribution. Sunday 15 December at the Nishkam School in Isleworth.