Our 2023 Summer Gift Campaign brought smiles to over 100 families

News article from September 15, 2023

In the midst of the cost of living crisis, the summer time is particularly hard for the families we support. The challenges families face can be worsened over the holiday period. To help alleviate financial pressures and make it a special summer to remember, we were delighted to launch our summer gift campaign in partnership with our fantastic corporate partners.

The campaign involved corporate partners making financial donations towards toys, food vouchers and activity days for families to spend time together making memories. The campaign was a huge success, raising over £2700 and providing support to over 100 families.

The families who benefited from the campaign told us about the difference these donations made to their summer holidays: 

“The cinema vouchers were such a brilliant idea. It meant we could enjoy a day out, which didn’t cost a fortune and have some quality father and son time.”


“The pack we received was so heartwarming, my son was overwhelmed with love and joy that he received such nice gifts. Thank you for making our summer”


“I am very grateful for the toys that were provided and given to my children over summer. The toys kept them entertained, they loved the chalk and the bubbles were fun in the garden. Thank you”


“He couldn’t wait till the others got in – he had to get the rocket out as soon as he saw the box”

Our CEO, Jaine Stannard, also commented on the impact School-Home Support’s summer campaign had on families:

“We are extremely grateful to our incredible corporate partners for supporting our 2023 Summer Gift Campaign. The long six week holidays can be a challenging time for some of the families we support, with many concerned about how they’ll put food on the table, or provide enriching and fun activities for their children with little money. This concern was alleviated for many families as our corporate partners helped us to provide garden games, days out and food vouchers for families to enjoy over the summer break. From everyone here at School-Home Support, thank you for making this possible” 

If your company would like to take part in our campaigns and explore partnership opportunities with School-Home Support, contact us on changemaker@shs.org.uk

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