This year, we have once again joined forces with Hertfordshire County Council and HertsHelp to deliver 2,500 Bags of Kindness to be distributed to vulnerable residents of Hertfordshire, at a time when many of us are in need of some extra support.
Since forming our partnership with Hertfordshire County Council in 2020 we have sourced, packed and delivered 14,500 gifts. It is a project that we are immensely proud of, helping to make a difference to our community with a gift bag full of treats, practical gifts and useful information.
The project, in partnership with and funded by Hertfordshire County Council began during Covid when those who were most vulnerable and isolated needed to feel supported and connected. The aims have remained the same as we continue to reach out to those who face daily struggles and try to lessen the negative impact this has. Recipients include carers, those who have been recently bereaved or anyone living with mental or physical health problems.
Working together we have successfully packed and distributed 2,500 Bags of Kindness to people identified by community and voluntary sector partner organisations across Hertfordshire. We were delighted to be joined by Richard Roberts, Leader of Hertfordshire County Council and other members of the team who came to help pack.
The gift bags contain items including a fleece blanket, gripper socks, biscuits, chocolates, mindfulness colouring book, a written message from the person who packed it, a thermometer,  as well as an information pack full of literature with advice, support and services available across Hertfordshire from organisations including Hertfordshire Police, Citizens Advice Bureau, HertsHelp, Trading Standards and the NHS.
We look forward to continuing our partnership with Hertfordshire County Council and helping to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable people in our community, one small act of kindness at a time.