We are proud to announce that Mamma Jacks will be helping to support Buddy Bag Foundation this year, by raising money that will be used to make up buddy bags for children who find themselves in emergency care, after a traumatic event. We may only be a little crafting business, but we really do believe that small gestures of goodwill can make a huge difference to a person’s life.
What is a Buddy Bag
A Buddy Bag is a backpack that contains all the essential items a child needs. They include toiletries, pyjamas, socks and underwear. They also include comfort items such as a book, a photo frame and a teddy bear. A Buddy Bag is something a child can call their own, no matter where they go.
The Buddy Bag will also include a postcard addressed to the Foundation so children can write to let us know how their Buddy Bag has helped them and to say thank you.
The Buddy Bags are tailored to suit babies and children according to age groups and gender and cater specifically for children aged 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 and 13-16 years old.
To find out more about the fantastic work this charity does please visit their website by click on the link below.
Handmade Drawstring Toiletry Bags
The Buddy Bag Foundation are looking for crafters of all experience and ability, to make and donate Drawstring Bags that will be added to their Buddy Bags for children who have entered emergency accommodation after fleeing domestic abuse.
We decided to have a go, and so did a little YouTube research and found a great tutorial How to Make a Lined Drawstring Bag | Sewing Tutorial - YouTube. We were quite surprised by how simple it is and love the results.
We have decided that, throughout the year, we will use the profits from some of our smaller projects to buy material, cotton, string etc, and make up as many bags as we can.
Would you like to help?
You can create your own bags using any suitable children’s fabric. The bags should be approximately 10” x 12”
You can send your bags direct to the charity at the address below, please ensure you add your name and address to you parcel so The Buddy Bag Foundation can get in touch to thank you. Alternatively you are welcome to drop off any bags you make at our home in Crawcrook and we will add them to our batches when we send them, again please include your name and address or email address so The Buddy Bag Foundation know who the bags are from. Cookes Storage;Buddy Bag Foundation, C/O Cookes StorageUnit 16 Maybrook RoadMaybrook Business Park, Minworth, Sutton Coldfield, B76 1AL
We will be donating a whopping 20% from the price of each of our handmade gifts, including our Crafting @ Home pack, to The Buddy Bag Foundation via our JustGiving page.
If you will not be making a purchase with us at this time but would still like to donate to the Buddy Bag Foundation, you can do so by clicking the button below.