toucanBox Pledge to Donate 6000 Craft Activity Boxes Across 45 services for Vulnerable Children

toucanBox has partnered with Barnardo’s, to help support the children’s charity that has been providing much-needed support to families in need throughout the last 12-months of the Covid-19 pandemic.

From 1st April 2021, and throughout the Easter holiday period, in a one-for-one pledge by toucanBox, vulnerable children supported by Barnardo’s, will be gifted a free crafting and activity box, every time a new subscription is made via www.toucanbox.com. Barnardo’s will distribute the craft boxes across its services and children’s centres located around the UK.

Charles-Dear, Founder toucanBox said “As we embark on yet another school holiday period, at home, its imperative children are entertained with enriching activity. Further to a year at home, or ongoing home learning, there is definite fatigue and with ‘having nothing to do’ many vulnerable children will be left to their own devices whilst the UK remains in its state of lockdown.” 

She added “Partnering with Barnardo’s, a charity that provides a range of services to help and support families was an absolute for our team. toucanBox was created with a vision to unleash children’s creativity and to inspire fun through learning. Our little creatives are introduced to STEM subjects without even realising. Gifting those in a vulnerable situation and encouraging their ongoing creativity, whilst schools are closed, is our top priority.” 

Those purchasing a 141 gifted Box will have their own toucanBox validated with a limited-edition sticker, confirming their part in the charitable partnership. 

Commenting on the partnership, Lynn Perry MBE, Corporate Director of Children's Services, Barnardo’s, said, “Barnardo’s is pleased to be working with toucanBox to help keep children entertained over the holidays. Having access to a variety of play activities is crucial to children’s development, happiness, and well-being. This is more important than ever as families cope with restrictions during the pandemic. Unfortunately, there are many children who miss out on this, and parents and carers can struggle to find things for them to do. We appreciate toucanBox’s support in providing these activity packs to our services supporting vulnerable children.”

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toucanBox is an established crafting and creative thinking brand in the parenting and children’s sector, delivering hands on crafts to children through the letterbox, and championing the need to introduce science, tech, engineering, art, and maths to children from the ages of 3+. Crafts include costume making, cookery, puppetry, flower pressing and a whole variety of other amazing activities. Themes cover off all interests from Space to Adventure, Under the Sea to Artistry and Costumes…something for every little one to enjoy!

Last year more than 358,000 children, young people, parents and carers were supported by Barnardo’s through more than 800 services across the UK, such as young carers, care leavers, foster carers and adoptive parents, training and skills or parenting classes.

Barnardo’s work to transform the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children and every year and help thousands of families to build a better future.

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