Now that Hallowe’en has sunk into the shadows and Bonfire Night has gone out with bang and a fizzle, we can mention the C word. That’s right, it’s time to get yourselves organised for Christmas or just simply bag a bargain because you feel like it.
But wait! The festive season is about more than just a sleigh load of shopping, mince pies and crooners in cardigans. Its about community and giving back a little something, festive cheer and a warm glow inside.
Here’s a little pop quiz for you
Shopping is fun, especially when you bag some bargains.
Babies are adorable.
Being charitable and involved in the community around you makes you feel good.
If you answered ‘yes’ to all 3, how would you feel if I told you that you could give back to the community by shopping and that lovely, squishy babies would benefit? You’d get triple the warm fuzzies, right?
Well, you can do all that and we can help you. This year we have teamed up with the charity Baby Basics www.baby-basics.org.uk for our Give Back Black Friday sale. Plus it lasts all the way through until the end of Cyber Monday so that’s 4 whole days to get yourself countless goodies. Baby Basics is an amazing project. It is volunteer run and works with midwives, health visitors and other professional groups. Providing support to new mothers and families who struggle to meet the financial and practical responsibilities that come with having a new baby, they provide essentials and equipment such as clothing, bedding, nappies and toiletries. Not only that but they lovingly pack it in a moses basket. They help people from teenage mums to women fleeing from domestic abuse and trafficking and everything in between.
Baby Basics started at The Kings Centre in our home city of Sheffield in 2009 and there is now growing network across the country. All are staffed by volunteers which makes this all the more amazing.
Where do we come into it? Well, we will donate an item of clothing or pair of shoes for every order we receive over the 4 days of the sale. These will then go straight into the waiting moses baskets and out to the people that need them.