Pelican Parcels Charity

In the most recent Child Poverty Index it was estimated that 19.6% of Brighton & Hove’s dependent children are living in poverty. Brighton & Hove as a city has high rates of children in need, in care and with child protection plans and/or who have been referred to children’s social care services.

baby lying on bed

Wanting to get more use from their own children’s outgrown things, some local parents set up a charity to work in partnership with local council services such as health visitors, social workers, women’s shelters and other charities and agencies, taking pre-loved and new item donations for babies and children up to age 10, and redistributing them to families facing financial hardship via various existing family services in Brighton & Hove.

Since opening in December 2018, over 80 families have been supported by the generosity and concern of strangers. Pelican Parcels is run by volunteers and 100% dependent on fundraising to pay rent/bills, buy fresh cot mattresses and more.

Visit the Pelican Parcels website to learn more about the charity, or to donate and become a friend.

Please spread the word about this important community initiative.