Box of Hope
The Box of Hope Story
When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the UK, TLG was incredibly concerned about children and families going into isolation without basic necessities. Children whose parents were already on the poverty line and facing food insecurity, whose homes were already unsettled and whose lives were already filled with anxiety.
COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, a devastating impact on millions of children. With so many families desperately struggling long before the pandemic hit and many more struggling as a result, it was vital that we stepped up to reach those in need. Indeed, the recent removal of the £20 uplift in Universal Credit, the surge in energy prices and cost of living, as well as the decline in emotional and mental wellbeing, mean many families find themselves in continued crisis.
Box of Hope was our response right at the beginning of the pandemic. Every parcel contains food supplies for the whole family, essential household items, activities and wellbeing resources, information on other support and messages of hope from our supporters. We have partnered with 244 churches so far to deliver Box of Hope across the UK, churches who lovingly sought to bless their communities and impact those who need it most.
Together, we’ve reached thousands of families! Box of Hope has been a lifeline for many, providing essential support both practically and emotionally.
The two-metre space between me and the person at the door receiving a Box of Hope became a sacred space during COVID. We laughed and cried together, I’ve listened and my heart has broken. I have been inspired by people’s resilience, wisdom and kindness. Box of Hope has enabled us to build true authentic community. - Revd Lynsey Heslegrave