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Spreading Joy by Spreading Toys

3 GoodGymers made their way to help the The Joybank in Sheffield.

  • Rachel
  • Cat
  • Celine
Wednesday, 10th of July 2024
Led by Rachel

A new task today with a referral from lovely local charity, the Joybank. They collect second hand toys and books, and find them new homes in schools, playgroups and with underprivileged children. Professionals will refer families and organisations and packages made up, whilst some donations go to the charity shop to be sold to raise funds.

Today at the donation and redistribution centre, we met Beth, who has recently come into a part time role with another colleague to help run this centre and it needs a lot of sorting!

To me, To you!

After a brief, we got down to the hard work and the most useful task we could do was shift some shelving around. Not an easy task when there are boxes and bags full toys and games as far as the eye can see! The hope is that there will be an area where recipients come to collect and can peruse a selection whilst they wait, whilst being kept safely away from the organised chaos behind the scenes!

We discussed future tasks, including sorting through games to make sure they're complete and helping make up gift bags for Christmas/Eid, hopefully being able to facilitate some of these as Monday night group runs

Report written by Rachel

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Annie Anthony Mays
Annie Anthony Mays
Wednesday July 10th, 2024 17:26

Just lovely and thank you for sharing all your hard work. Sorry I was too poorly to attend.

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