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E17 Boxes of Hope

With our partnership, the Red Balloon Foundation have created a fantastic way to support families in E17. Whether you would like a brilliant set of activities to do together at home during the lockdown, are home-schoolers, or cannot take part in local groups for any reason, THESE ARE FOR YOU!

E17 residents can choose from a HomeBox, HomeBox Plus, LunchBox, or the FamilyBox.

Boxes of Hope include educational activities, puzzles and crafts, foods and recipes, and Christian resources. Single boxes cost between £5 and £30, and can be ordered as a one-off or as a weekly subscription.

The Red Balloon Foundation are committed to helping those in need make the most of this wonderful offer. If you cannot afford a Box of Hope, please contact the RBF with with your story. Times are hard for many at the moment and the RBF will support as many families as they can with a free Box. The Box of Hope scheme is also free for NHS and social care workers. Simply follow the order link and select the appropriate ID when prompted.

E17 Boxes of Hope are also supported by St Mary's and St John's churches in Walthamstow. Free boxes for those who cannot afford them, and for NHS and social care workers, have been sponsored by local businesses.

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HomeBox

HomeBox contains all sorts of exciting themed activities for families with children aged 4-10 year old to explore together and for children to be able to enjoy independently. These can form a fun activity day all together, or can be spread throughout a week to provide a daily treat or part of a homeschool curriculum.

Each Box contains a selection of:

  • English/literacy activities differentiated for Early Years, Year 1/2 and Year 3-5 

  • Maths/numeracy activities differentiated for Early Years, Year 1/2 and Year 3-5

  • Fun craft and puzzle activities with required special resources

  • Food based activities with ingredients and recipes

  • STEAM-linked activity (science/technology/engineering/art/mathematics)

We are adding more themes all the time linking to a variety of topics from Seasons and Superheroes to special national/international events like the VE Day Celebrations and St. George's Day!

Each box costs £15 (including postage to mainland UK) and you can buy a single box or sign up to receive them weekly either for your own family or as a gift.

HomeBox Plus 

Imagine all the fun of a HomeBox, plus a variety of staple groceries to support family life, including healthy foods, toiletries, sanitary & baby products (where required) as well as cleaning supplies. Everything you need for a happy, safe and well stocked household! The HomeBox Plus is perfect for families who, for whatever reason, are not so able to get to the shops at the moment or just need to receive a blessing and one less thing to worry about.

Each box costs £30 (including postage to mainland UK) and you can buy a single box, sign up to receive them weekly either for your own family or as a gift.

LunchBox 

 

LunchBox is a great opportunity for families to enjoy learning new skills together as they make simple, easy meals together that they create again time and time again using the enclosed recipe cards.​​ Each Box contains the key ingredients to create a meal for a family to enjoy together and a recipe card to allow them make the meal again together in the future.

Each box costs £8 (including postage to mainland UK) and you can buy a single box, sign up to receive them weekly either for your own family or as a gift.

FamilyBox 

 

Every child and young person should have the opportunity to encounter God in a fun, creative and age-appropriate way throughout the week. For some families, for a variety of reasons, getting along to a church service on a Sunday morning where that can happen is not possible. You might also like a mid-week 'top up' to do at home between Sundays.

 

Whatever the reason you need it for, FamilyBox is a brilliant way for the whole family to explore Biblical teaching together from the comfort of their own home. Each box contains a selection of:

  • Ways to share a Biblical narrative with children and links to online resources

  • A series of 'Wondering Questions' to help explore deeply

  • Two ideas (and the resources) for creative craft/activity responses

  • Response activity using children's toys to help ground the Bible in children's play

  • Suggested prayer activity, puzzle sheets... and more!

Each box costs £8 (including postage to mainland UK) and you can buy a single box, sign up to receive them weekly either for your own family or as a gift.

 
 
 
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Testimonials

"I signed up my granddaughters, 4 and 10 years old, to receive weekly Red Balloon boxes when we could no longer go to church because of the lockdown. The boxes come on Thursday or Friday, and contain craft bits, quizzes, word searches, a treat, readings to follow and pictures to colour in. We are invited to log on to Zoom each week via an email Sunday morning. My granddaughters are engaged and enjoy all, the chat on line, jumping around and the crafts. It has opened up lots of discussion that continues after the Zoom session is shut down. I cannot thank Red Balloon enough for doing God's work and encouraging children in their faith so well. Thank you!"

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spitfE17@gmail.com / 02085091811

charity number: 1128173

St Peter-in-the-Forest Church

18 Woodford New Road, E17 3PP

Peterhouse Community Centre

122 Forest Rise, E17 3PW

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