Solihull children are set to benefit from donations of a wide range of children’s products worth more than £4,000, donated by John Lewis Solihull.
The products, which include car seats, push chairs, travel systems, along with bedding and nursery furniture and accessories, have been provided to the Council by the Solihull store. Families across the borough who are most in need are being gifted the items that are essential for bringing up children, from birth onwards.
The donations will make a huge difference to families, who otherwise may not have been able to afford what are often expensive yet essential items. Beneficiaries will include looked after children, families who are fostering, low income families, adopted children and other residents with children who are identified as being in need.
Cllr Michael Gough, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services and Skills, said: “This incredibly kind donation of children’s products by John Lewis Solihull, will be greatly received by more than twenty Solihull families. The cost of living crisis has affected us all, but has greatly impacted our more vulnerable and low income families, who regularly have to make difficult financial decisions, to make their household budget stretch further. These products which many people take for granted, will make a genuine difference for parents and carers across Solihull, to support their children on a day-to-day basis”.
Sara Breen, Community Liaison Co-ordinator, John Lewis Solihull, said: “We are delighted to be able to support local families with this donation of children’s goods. It’s important for us at John Lewis Solihull to support the community in whichever way we can”.
John Lewis Building Happier Futures campaign – helping to provide a happier future to children from care: https://www.johnlewis.com/content/happier-futures#intcmp=ic_20230612_wk20happierfutures_hp_otr_a_osvs_
The Council’s Here2Help pages provide information on support available for food, energy and fuel and advice on money: https://www.solihull.gov.uk/here2help
Families who are on benefits can apply for benefits-related free school meals: https://www.solihull.gov.uk/Schools-and-learning/Free-school-meals