It has been a busy autumn at Heart Felt Tips. With thanks to our donors, in particular the Thought Press Project and Thomas Mason, we have been able to fill many pencil cases to send directly to disadvantaged children.
A large shipment of filled Versapak pencil cases recently went to Killnarock Road Centre in Hartlipool. A good friend of mine had recently taken a sabatical and decided to volunteer in the Hartlipool Foodbank, he found this wonderful Community centre for young families. They have received their pencil cases and will soon be in receipt of some fabulous The Ink Pot journals too! I had a lovely email from the Cenre today:
”I just wanted to drop you an email to thank you for your generous donation of the pencil cases. We received them yesterday. Our intention is to include them as part of our Christmas give away for our young people, we will arrange for our young people to meet Santa receive a sweat bag, a cone to allow for a hot chocolate to be made. The gifts will be given as part of the Christmas parties which will be arranged during December for out youth club members.”
We have also donated some of these filled pencil cases (which include, pencils, colours, highlighter, glue, ruler, rubber, sharpener, writing pen and small toy) to our friends at Weston-super-Mare Foodbank who do a wonderful job looking after their clients and looking after the children too.
I had the pleasure of personally delivering some more filled pencil cases to my local foodbank in Bicester along with some fun notebooks which have been gifted to us. It was wonderful to see their new centre, filled with smiles, warmth and beautiful Christmas decorations. A heartwarming place to visit when you are in difficult times. They loved our pencil cases which will be given out with Christmas toys to the children. (pictured above)
We recently had an email from a fabulous new school, Forty Hill C of E School in Enfield who are filling more Versapak pencil cases for North Enfield Foodbank in time for Christmas, we look forward to receiving some festive photos from them and hope they enjoy our initative.
We are also grateful to Ardingly School who collected stationery at Harvest Festival time to give to disadvantaged children at local schools in West Sussex. Also Mount Kelly School, another partner school (pictured below) who have participated in our initative several times. They will be supplying pencil cases to their local foodbank in Tavistock.
Thank you to all of our children, parents, teachers, schools, foodbanks and other partners and we wish you a very Merry Christmas.
Susie and Jeremy x