Celebrating Climate Action Case Study: Little Village Camden

Case studies and blog posts – Friday, July 29th, 2022

Little Village is volunteer powered and similar to a foodbank, but for clothes, toys and equipment for babies and children up to the age of 5. It has grown to be one of the largest ‘baby banks’ in the UK, supporting over 11,000 children since launching in 2016.

Tackling the climate crisis:

• £2m worth of second-hand baby clothes and equipment (valued as new), over 170,000 individual items of clothing, 983 buggies, and 1,315 beds gifted to families.
• Prevent items from being disposed of before the end of their natural life.
• Offer easier route, improves low recycling rates in the local area.
• Encourage acceptance of second hand as a positive option for families.

Supporting the community:

• Receive, sort and pack donations for families.
• Build warm communities at sites where families support each other.
• Build confidence, support mental health, enable people to interact with others they wouldn’t normally come into contact with.
• Many of the volunteers are families who have been supported.
• Offer a creche to enable volunteers with young children to take part in meaningful activities as well.

Local community loves coming together to support one another. The easier we make it for families
to re-use and recycle on their doorstep, the more they are likely to get involved

Titilayo Thomas, Little Village Camden

 

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