48,000 children require emergency accommodation in the UK each year. Children fleeing violent situations often have to leave home quickly without the chance to collect basic items. These children arrive in emergency accommodation with just the clothes they are wearing.
Buddy Bag Foundation restores a sense of safety and security into a child’s life during a traumatic time is one of the first steps to recovery. Buddy Bags are something a child can call their own, no matter where they go. Tailored across a wide age range from new-born babies to teenagers, they contain all the essential items a child needs straight away, such as toiletries, pyjamas, socks and underwear. They also include comfort items, such as a book, and a teddy bear.
We also host Team Building Buddy Bag Brigades where we bring together a group of Volunteers to help pack 180 Buddy Bags which are delivered to children in Women’s Refuge.