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Many of Storksak’s employees (as well as Melanie and Suzi, who founded the company), are parents themselves, and were keen to support smaller charities who do fantastic things for those less fortunate than some.
Storksak first began supporting Women and Children First in Mother’s Day 2011.
From Mother’s Day 2012, we were excited to officially announce our partnership with Women and Children First.
For each Olivia bag sold on our website, we will donate £5 to WCF, who are addressing the unacceptably high levels of maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity in poor communities in the developing world.
Their programmes in Malawi have shown to reduce newborn mortality by 22% and have encouraged more than 14,600 women at risk to deliver safely in a health clinic instead of in precarious conditions at home. The £5 donated pays for one woman to attend a women’s group for a year, and equip her with her most vital survival tool: knowledge.
Also, Storksak and Babymel donate changing bags which have been returned for minor faults, or which are damaged in some way, to Flower of Justice. The bags are then given to expectant mothers on the Flower Estate in Southampton, many of whom are teenagers or single parents.
You can find out more about both of the charities we support below.
Women and Children First(Please click here)
Women and Children First is a UK based international development agency set up in 2000 to address the unacceptably high levels of maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity in poor communities in the developing world. Since then they have established country programmes in partnership with local and national agencies and governments in Bangladesh, India, Malawi and Nepal.
They work to develop and share the best healthcare practices to improve maternal and newborn health in poor communities. Their particular focus is on pregnancy and the first 28 days of life. Their vision is an equitable world where all women understand and exercise their right to health, and they and their newborns enjoy optimal wellbeing.
Registered Charity No. 1085096
Flower of Justice(Please click here)
This charity has been set up to support low income families living on the Flower Estate, Southampton. People from within this community are provided with support through various practical means such as the provision of emergency food, assistance with gas and electricity payments, the sourcing of second-hand furniture, clothes or equipment when needed. In addition to this, small social activity groups such as cooking, vegetable gardening, sewing and play groups for relevant men, women and children of all ages have been set up to enable people to meet others within their local community.
Flower of Justice hosts a free holiday club in the local park once a year during the school summer break. Most of the families on the estate do not have holidays so the annual activity week is a highlight for the children and families. This event has been running for 10 years.
Registered Charity No. 1072645 (charity name comes under New Community Network)