We have been busy responding to girls’ needs during the coronavirus crisis!
In March 2020 we worked with Footprints in the Community and South Bank Baptist Church to pack and distribute arts & crafts packages for girls and families in the TS6 postcode:
40 girls received ‘Scrapbook Challenge’ packs with everything they needed to make a record of the unique time in history we all experienced during lockdown.
25 families received arts & crafts packs to keep them busy whilst their children were off school.
In April 2020 we sent out 200 self-care postcards to support our girls’ mental health and remind them that we hadn’t forgotten about them, even though we couldn’t support them face to face.
In May 2020 we sent out another 200 mental health booster packs for girls with hints & tips for managing anxiety and stress, and reminders about the importance of talking about feelings.
We also helped Footprints and South Bank Baptist Church send out a further 25 activity packs to families and 40 ‘thinking of you’ parcels to local sheltered housing residents.
In June 2020 we launched the Positive Post Project, thanks to funding from County Durham Community Foundation and Tees Valley Community Foundation.
This project will allow us to continue supporting girls mental health using the post, and will run throughout the summer so that girls know Rubies is still here to support them.
Girls will receive at least 6 beautiful themed packs full of hints, tips & treats to support their mental health and overall wellbeing.
Feedback about the impact of our parcels so far has been amazing!