Delighted to report that we have received a National Lottery award from The National Lottery Community Fund. The Little Box of Kindness project has received £7000, to expand a successful pilot project developed at the height of the 2020 lockdown.
The Little Box of Kindness project will help up to 700 individuals and families in Dumfries and Galloway, affected by alcohol, drugs and mental health issues.
We are aware that many of the people we are supporting are facing even more financial hardship than in the past, in the main due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Many are heavily reliant on food parcels and crisis grants, simply to survive. This is probably set to continue for a considerable period of time.
The Little Boxes of Kindness will contain a variety of treats that an emergency food parcel wouldn’t have. We believe this will help raise self-esteem and self-worth for the people we support. Also, the boxes will contain arts and crafts materials and stress relieving tools to help manage anxiety.