The Teesdale Care Package Campaign was launched in March 2020, in response to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent social distancing measures.
As we moved out of the pandemic and the lockdown measures put in place then, we saw the need for the care packages decline. However as we now face the difficulties of the Cost of Living Crisis, we have seen demand grow.
If you are able to help with our campaign to provide Care Packages, you can:
Can You Help?
You can contribute to the project in a number of ways:
- Donate to our GoFundMe campaign at https://www.gofundme.com/f/rachel039s-campaign-for-teesdale-community-resources. We will use your donations to purchase grocery items from the local high street to fill our Care Packages.
- Donate items of food, cleaning products or toiletries to our donation box situated at the Hub front door, Monday to Friday between 9:30am and 5:00pm.
- Donate funds direct to us by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Keep an eye out for opportunities to volunteer for the project as the need grows.
We have already donated hundreds of Care Packages to people in Teesdale and in 2023 we worry that demand may continue to grow.
If You Need Help
TCR receive referrals from a number of partners such as the local schools, Family Workers, YMCA, Housing Associations and local charities. We can also take a “good neighbour” referral or you can refer yourself. Support is not means-tested, and at present we just need to know that you are not able to purchase grocery items yourself.