We have been busy responding to girls’ needs during the coronavirus crisis!
In June 2020 we launched our brand new ‘Positive Post Project’ thanks to funding from County Durham Community Foundation, Tees Valley Community Foundation and ROSA Women and Girls Fund.
This project allowed us to continue supporting girls mental health remotely via the post, so that girls knew Rubies was still available to support them even though we couldn’t be with them in person.
Over 450 girls received 12 beautiful themed packs full of hints, tips & treats to support their mental health and overall wellbeing. Topics included stress, anxiety, sleep, coronavirus, self-care and relaxation, to name but a few!
Feedback about the impact of our parcels has been amazing, with 99% of girls saying they helped them to cope with the Covid-19 lockdowns.
The project continued until November 2021, thanks to funding from Redcar & Cleveland and Middlesbrough Councils. By this time we had designed, produced, packed and posted almost 5500 packs!
We also started a Virtual Girls Group to support girls throughout the pandemic:
Our charity patron, C4 presenter Steph McGovern, even joined in over zoom to boost the girls’ confidence and offer some support during the lockdowns!