Small Acts of Kindness (SAOK) are a charity that source and distribute practical gifts to older people in Hertfordshire. Their aim is to ensure that every older person feels warm in their home and connected to their community. They do this by sourcing and distributing practical gifts that reduce the negative impact that feeling lonely and isolated can have on older people’s physical and mental wellbeing. Their gifts help older people who are cold in their homes, people who often have to make the impossible choice between heating their homes and buying food.
This winter, SAOK will be sourcing, packing and distributing 12,000 Warm in Winter gift bags, helping to heat the person, when they can’t afford to heat their home. This means 12,000 older people will be warmer in their homes, happier and more connected to their community.
Last year we had nine of our colleagues volunteer to help out. This year we had two sessions in which 10 colleagues volunteered in total to help with the packing of bags and also passing these onto a central collection point to pack for onward distribution.
Well done to all those who volunteered to help SAOK towards their target of 12,000 gift bags. You can view some of the pictures below.
You can also visit the Small Acts of Kindness website here: https://www.smallactsofkindness.co.uk/