Charity Home-Start York has launched a crowdfunding campaign to continue to reach families with children under six in the city.
And the National Emergencies Trust has chosen to boost the campaign by doubling donations made online up to 21 March. Funds are already over £1,000.
Supporting over 100 families each year through trained volunteers visiting parents and children at home, Home-Start York’s staff and volunteer team work throughout York each week improving confidence, reducing isolation and helping parents prepare their children for the transition to starting school.
Maria O’Keeffe, Scheme Manager, said “We’re extremely grateful to the National Emergencies Trust for providing us with match funds.
“We know this is a really difficult time for many local families and we’re determined to be here for as many parents as we can. Just a small donation would make all the difference and it means a lot for the city to get behind our campaign.”
One local parent thanked Home-Start York for their recent work, “Having the support of my volunteer really made what could have been a dark time, a little lighter”.
To support the campaign and to find out more go here.