Because We Care: We've Donated Over 18,000 Face Masks to Charity
Posted on November 30 2020
Posted on November 30 2020
Conscious shopping has never been more relevant. In these uncertain times knowing that your purchase gives back can be both empowering and uplifting. Taking the lead with kindness and responding with solidarity, we have donated more than 18,000 reusable face masks and its effects are having a positively rippling effect throughout the local community.
As part of our wider aspirational drive to be a responsible business, for every pack of three Lavender Hill Clothing fabric face masks purchased, we are donating another pack to the Katherine Low Settlement in Battersea and the charities it supports.
With the aim of helping those hardest hit by Covid-19, our 100% cotton face coverings are more than just a stylish but much needed accessory. Through a network of charities supported by the Katherine Low Settlement, we have been able to supply reusable face masks to the most vulnerable, enabling them to protect themselves and others as they go about daily life.
Originally founded in 1924, Katherine Low Settlement is a charity running activities and events that support women, the young, elderly, and refugees. Home to 32 charities and community groups, Katherine Low Settlement is able to provide vital services 7 days a week to the diverse needs of the local communities of Wandsworth.
One of the charities to have benefited from our donations has been CARAS, an outreach organisation based in Tooting supporting people of refugee and asylum-seeking background who live in South-West London. Perhaps a happy coincidence, the word ‘cara’ in Spanish means ‘face’. So, providing a 18 000 masks to individuals facing real adversity and hardship is heartwarming.
Wandsworth Community Transport and Age UK Wandsworth, as well as Waste Not Want Battersea. Since 2017 Waste Not Want Not has been collecting surplus food from nearby markets and distributing it through local community and youth centres.
St Marks/Regenerate Rise who assist the isolated and vulnerable elderly, and St Mungos,
an outreach organisation supporting the homeless each received LHC face masks.
WoW Mums who organise educational activities and entertainment for local families in Wandsworth; Friends of Battersea Park, dedicated to the protection and maintenance of Battersea Park; St Peter's Church; as well as local youth clubs including Carney's Community, Providence House and Caius House, all received LHC masks.
We have also donated face masks to each of the following charities: Sen Talk, dedicated to children with special educational needs; Be Enriched, developing skills amongst the young including young offenders and improving community cohesion; Power to Connect, raising awareness around digital exclusion and the impact on families without a home computer or broadband internet.
Also benefitting included Keepsake Videos film production company, documenting the good work of the local community in Battersea; Big Local SW11, community projects involving a group of council estates in Clapham Junction. Jehovah Jireh Church; Kambala Cares, a non-profit organisation supporting the local community; Fledglings Nursery (based at Katherine Low Settlement); Urban Studio Sessions an urban arts and sports organisation also received our masks.
Help us keep giving by purchasing a pack of our 100% organic cotton face masks. Now with new designs to choose from, shop consciously and make it really count.