Each year more than 20,000 children flee domestic abuse to seek sanctuary in refuge. Typically leaving home with only the clothes on their back, these children have experienced physical, emotional, and even sexual abuse and arrive at a refuge with nothing. In collaboration with Women’s Aid, partner charities and corporate supporters, KidsOut works to remind these children and thousands of others living with disadvantages what it is like to be children and just have fun.
KidsOut intend to provide a box of brand-new toys to every child in refuge over the Christmas period, and this is where we can help! Here at Wilkes we are encouraging everyone to get involved and purchase an extra present when you are doing your Christmas shopping.
- Buy a toy from the KidsOut online shop and the charity will do the rest. Giving Tree Shop – Help support a child living in refuge this year by donating a Gift. – KidsOut
- Select a giving tree gift tag from our Christmas tree and buy a present for £5-£20. The tags have a child’s name, age and a suggested gift on them. KidsOut will then collect these presents from us.
KidsOut is the only charity that supports every child who is a victim of domestic abuse living in a refuge. During the COVID crisis KidsOut has been providing food vouchers, toy boxes, technology for education and memorable events for the families who have faced physical, emotional and sexual abuse.
Please help us give these children a reason to smile this Christmas, many of the children have escaped serious domestic violence, being forced to flee their homes quickly and leave all possessions behind. Without the Giving Tree, these children may not otherwise receive a gift at Christmas.
You can find out more about the charity here: www.kidsout.org.uk/giving-tree
Looking forward to seeing lots of gifts arriving in the office!