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“We are delighted we can make use of  our end of ranges, samples and split case goods through Giving World Online," Anthony Wagman, Chief Executive, Quest Personal Care Global Ltd.

 

"It's great to see the range of projects we have helped through Giving World Online and how much difference it makes," Gary Bates, Managing Director, Serif (Europe) Ltd.

 

"We are pleased that by donating this furniture to Giving World Online we are helping good causes and preventing landfill," Hilary Fryer, Charnwood Borough Council Cabinet Member for the Environment.

 

“This helps both businesses and communities and is an excellent and unique concept,” Martin Traynor, Chief Executive, Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce.

 

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news > 13/12/2013 - Packing for Christmas

Team Power Ranger Lead

Team Power Rangers working in a production line

In recent weeks Giving World's volunteers have been busily making up goody bags of small toys for children to receive as Christmas presents.

Teams of volunteers join us once a week as part of an 8 week structured pre-employment skills course.

As well as gaining packing, quality control and stock management skills, the sessions are designed to build confidence and self esteem for vulnerable adults, helping them take steps into employment or further volunteering and training.

Each group chooses a name for their team and sets their own goals. These can range from time keeping and attendance management, team working and production line skills to simply making friends or helping one another.

Team Power Rangers (below) were referred by Leicester County Council's Employment Plus service. All are adults with learning difficulties and all have been unemployed for over 36 months.

They have progressed really well as a team and now rely on each other more than the support staff to make decisions and solve problems. They've been taking turns to step up and become the Team Leader, practicing all the skills they have learned with the support of their team.

Support Worker Caroline, is pleased with the group's progress: "It's been really good for them. They've come on a lot and I've noticed a difference in their other activities, they are more confident and more willing to speak up."

The group is driven to work hard because they know that each of the 1,400 packs they've made will help someone, even though they may never meet them.

They also have fun and make new friends: "I've really enjoyed it here, it's been really good." - Brian (second in from right, back row).

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