Toiletries appeal for families in need
RGS’s community partnership work is integral to our commitment to making the world a better place. Our most recent appeal for toiletries to help local families who are struggling saw bottles, aerosols and tubes pouring in!
Following the recent teen clothing collection, our friends at local charity, Stripey Stork reported how desperately low its stock of toiletries was. An appeal went out before half term and once again, the generosity of the Reigatian community was overwhelming!
Over 800 items were donated – including toothpaste, deodorant, face wipes, moisturiser, body wash, shampoo and conditioner – enough to fill two of Stripey Stork’s large donation trollies! Once again we are blown away by the generosity of the RGS community. The donations were all lovely quality and exactly what Stripey Stork had asked for, thank you.
When finances are tight and every penny counts, items like toiletries can seem like luxuries, but of course we all know how important it is to be able to access these items – they have a huge impact on wellbeing and self-esteem. We’ve seen a big increase in requests for toiletries since the start of the pandemic and we’re so grateful to our community for helping us to make sure that families don’t have to go without these essential items.
Donna Pariser, Community Ambassador, Stripey Stork