Together We Are Stronger
Welcome to The Kids Bank HQ
We are a registered Charity (Charity Number:1198462) that is committed to supporting families in poverty in the Havering, Barking, Dagenham, Redbridge, and Thurrock areas.
Join us in our efforts to help our community.
The Kids Bank HQ was formed in 2021 by our two founders Kelly and Clare. Both have worked within the Charity and Public Sector before and know first hand the effects of poverty can have on families.
With the after-effects of the Covid-19 pandemic lingering, it was clear that there was a desperate need for support for struggling families living locally.
Our sister site, The Baby Bank HQ (A Community Interest Company) was formed in 2020 during the peak of the pandemic. The demand for our services become huge, and it was apparent that more needed to be done.
The Kids Bank HQ has been set up as CIO (A Charitable incorporated organisation) and our registered Charity number is 1198462. By running as a CIO means that we have more flexibility in finding bases for us to run our Charity from, and overall makes it much easier for us to be able to continue to help those in need.
We have huge support from the local community when it comes to receiving donations. We are receiving thousands of donations on a weekly basis. These pre-loved children's items are then passed on to our referred families in need.
Due to the fantastic response, we have from the Community we are able to provide our families with everything they could need for their children aged 0-12 years. We have a huge stock of clothing, nappies, wipes, milk, toys, books, buggies, cots, hygiene items, and sanitary products. If we don't have it, we try our very best to source it, although sometimes it is not possible. Therefore we are unable to guarantee all requests but know we will try our hardest.
In order for us to be able to ensure our support reaches the right people, we work on a referral basis only. This ensures all of the families we support, really need it. It also prevents any safeguarding issues.
We receive referrals daily from our partners Havering, Thurrock, Redbridge and Barking, and Dagenham Council. The NHS, Food banks, Hestia, and Project 17.
We have several collection hubs across Havering and Thurrock. We will be extending further into Barking and Dagenham areas very soon too, so watch this space!!
If you wish to make a referral, please click here
"Somewhere along the way, we must learn that there is nothing greater, than to do something for others" - Martin Luther King
Our KidEco Store has been extended until at least September 2023!!
The Kids Bank HQ and The Baby Bank HQ have come together and brought you KIDECO! Affordably priced soft play for under 5's and clothing boutique selling Brand new and preloved good quality children's items at very low prices...
The Kids Bank HQ
7 Lakeside Shopping Centre
Registered Charity Number: 1198462