Showing Friendship and Solidarity
Little Village is built on the belief that families want to help each other. We know it takes a village to raise a child, even in this global city of London. Usually, we do lots to bring families together.
But in a period of physical distancing, our drop-in sessions cannot run. So we are keen to find other ways of showing that solidarity and support between parents.
We will be including as many personal touches as we can in the packages that we’re getting out to families. To do that we need your help. Here are a few ideas for you, but please feel free to use your imagination and think about what would make you feel good as a parent or child receiving a gift from the Little Village community.
Here are a few ideas for you, but please feel free to use your imagination and think about what would make you feel good as a parent or child receiving a gift from the Little Village community.
Make up a craft pack
The lockdown is tough for all of us. It’s particularly difficult if you have limited space and limited access to the internet. Why not make up a little craft pack for us to include in our parcels. Some pencils, a glue stick, colouring books, pipecleaners… whatever you have at home!
You can present it nicely and download a Little Village gift tag sheet here.
Get your little one to make a card for another child
Why not get them to draw a rainbow or something else cheery for us to include for the children we’re supporting. You can download a Little Village colouring sheet here – perhaps your child could start it off and invite the child it is sent to to complete it.
Download colouring sheet here
Write a letter from one parent to another
The mums we support want the very best for their kids and often feel despairing about how the system has made it so difficult for them to give their children the start in life they deserve. You could write a letter or card to a parent to cheer them up and make them feel like there are people out there on their side.
You can download a Little Village postcard to use here.
Please post the gifts you create to either of these addresses and we will do the rest:
Little Village, St Mark’s Church, 53 Rowfant Road, London SW17 7AP
Little Village, Somers Town Community Association, 150 Ossulston St, London NW1 1EE