AN Eastbourne group has been asking for public support to create home learning packs for children who may have no access to the internet at home.
And it has smashed its target.
Rainbow Wishes helps to raise funds and provide the right products to support local community initiatives, whether big or small.
Now they are looking for donations of new stationery.
The learning packs will be distributed to schools who in turn are going to pass them on to children who don’t have internet access.
A spokesperson said: “How amazing, our original target of 300 home learning packs has been completely smashed!!!
We are now producing over 700, that’s over 700 children in our community that will receive one.”
In the last Lockdown, Rainbow Wishes created 3500 care packages for key workers.
Now it is creating packs for the children of our community.
The home learning packs will be distributed to schools who will add their own topic work and then passed on to children.
They have created an Amazon wishlist for anyone who would like to help.
Tracie Owen from Rainbow Wishes said: “The home learning packs will be filled with the schools’ current learning literature and extra home learning books,
There will also be stationery and blank workbooks for the children to complete their work.
It would be lovely if everyone had online access but this is not always possible.
There are also children like my autistic son who actually can’t work from a computer and need physical paper work.
We have created an Amazon wish list to enable people who are shielding or in isolation a way to help if they would like to.
Every pencil, workbook and ruler really will help lots. Thank you again for your continued support.”
Go to https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/378IC9F2BDDDP… and you can order a gift to go into the packs direct.