Helping you spread warmth this winter

Helping you spread Warmth this Winter

2 November 2021

You may have noticed that during key times of the year we ask you to complete our survey to tell us what your organisation needs. Your insight really does help us to secure the most needed products, to keep supporting your communities.

So we want to say a huge thank you to the 577 organisations that completed our September survey, here’s a small snapshot of what you told us:

  • 85% of you told us that people are struggling more financially.
  • So many of you (over 75%) told us how products help people feel valued and cared for, improve mental health and wellbeing and help them access the essential core products they can’t afford otherwise.
  • 70% of you are focussing on making sure people you support feel cared for at Christmas. 80% want to be able to give out treats or small gifts for children and 75% asked for toiletries and pamper products.

This gave us everything we needed for our product donation appeal for Christmas. We are delighted that we will have products ranging from personal hygiene toiletries such as shower gels and handwashes, winter warmers such as hats and gloves, to small gifts such perfume, make up, toys and games.

We believe everyone should feel Warmth this Winter; whether it's through the clothes they wear, the warmth of feeling cared for or through the wonderful feeling of giving or receiving a Christmas gift.

Look out for the next survey in January to help us evaluate our impact over winter and plan ahead for 2022.

We use more than just our survey though to grow our impact together. Nearly 100 organisations in our network so far have joined our Insights Panel to provide feedback on new campaigns, messaging, marketing, and improvements to our service. If you would like to get involved find out more here.