- Donate to charities helping vulnerable kids during Covid-19
- #BackedByVelocity initiative to help charities struggling during Covid-19
Here at Velocity Commerce, we work with a range of children’s brands, and, during these unprecedented times, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to use what we have to support those in need.
KidsOut is a national charity which provides relief and fun to vulnerable and disadvantaged children. The charity works with children who have often had to move home or leave home suddenly, meaning they have no personal possessions. To help with the transition, KidsOut sends each child their very own box of toys, welcoming them to their new space, and bringing joy to children who need it most.
With the support of our partners, we were able to pick and pack some of our best, new branded products, and deliver them direct from our warehouse to the KidsOut headquarters, donating £3,000 worth of children’s toys. The donated toys will now be parcelled up by the KidsOut team, along with a range of other new toys and games, and delivered to some of the 20,000 children who are rehoused due to domestic violence every year in the UK.
Stewart Moulds, Director of fundraising at KidsOut said: “We are very grateful for Velocity Commerce’s support and like many charities, we are facing unprecedented challenges with the Coronavirus outbreak and adapting to ensure we can continue to provide vital support to vulnerable children across the UK. The donated toys will help us provide this support, with toy boxes and activity packs for children isolating in refuges. In addition, KidsOut have just launched their KidsIn campaign which is helping children in refuge whilst they are unable to get out. There are lots of ways of getting involved, please see https://www.kidsout.org.uk/kidsin/”
At Velocity Commerce, we recently announced our #BackedByVelocity initiative, a charitable programme developed by the company to sponsor up-and-coming sports teams and community causes from across the UK. Amidst the outbreak of COVID-19, we’re opening up the scheme for any charities that need some extra support, hoping to support as many people as possible in this time of crisis. Please get in touch via the contact form on our website: https://velocitycommerce.co.uk/sponsorship/