A team of hardworking volunteers are hoping to put smiles on lots of children’s faces this Easter.
Renfrewshire Toy Bank, which became a year-round operation in January after another successful Christmas campaign, is making sure no child misses out on an Easter egg this year.
They’re currently fundraising and appealing for people to donate even just £1 to help them buy as many chocolate eggs as they can for children who may otherwise not receive one.
Founder Lauren Roy-Sutherland said they’d already distributed a lot, but want to do so much more.
The mum-of-two said: “Demand is so high for Easter eggs.
“ If we could raise £1,000, that would buy 1,000 Easter eggs.
“We’re sticking to the covid policy and quarantining the eggs before they’re collected.
“They’re going to children whose parents and carers don’t have the money to afford
Lauren and her team are in the process of contacting every school in Renfrewshire to distribute the eggs.
She said: “We know Home Link workers are often best placed in schools to support vulnerable families and they’ll know who would benefit,” she said.
“We’re working our way through the list of schools at the moment. It’s a long process.”
Lauren said that, unlike the Christmas appeal, they’re looking for cash donations rather than the eggs.
She explained: “Our drop-off points were amazing during Christmas and they helped so much.
“But Easter eggs are fragile and it’s easier if we get money in so we can bulk buy
“Even £1 buys an Easter egg and would make such a difference to a child in Renfrewshire.”
As well as Easter eggs, the toy bank plans to drop off arts and crafts supplies to nurseries.
To donate to Renfrewshire Toy Bank, you can go to www.paypal.com/paypalme/renfrewshirectb or put money straight into the bank account with the name: The Renfrewshire Christmas toy bank, sort code 80-22-60, account number 19679963.
For more information on the charity, go to www.facebook.com/renfrewshirechristmastoybank