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Our 'Giving Back' to UK Families

KinKind families are creating positive change against plastic!

KinKind is ‘giving back’ 25% of profits to projects or groups that make a difference to UK families, by helping them enjoy the outdoors and our environment. 

VOTING NOW CLOSED FOR ROUND 2

After another amazing response from our 2nd round of nominations, we shortlisted 3 projects. Voting for the second round for a share of £750 KinKind Giving Back Donation closed on 30th January. Here you can see the results..

Woodland Mindfulness received 57% of the votes

Only recently launched, Woodland Mindfulness is a project bringing mediation and mindfulness through nature to local people across the Bromley/Croydon area. Creator Bev currently runs 1:1 and small groups for all ages, but with a Giving Back donation hopes to grow the project further my supporting families of autistic children, using the power of nature, mediation and mindfulness to help them with the challenges they face. This project aims to involve both the children and the parents, so they can all gain the benefit of engaging with nature and the power of its healing. Bev also has ambitions to adapt this project to be suitable for local schools, helping those children affected by anxiety/low self-esteem

The Glade Community Garden received 28% of the votes

Started in February by volunteers in Rogerstone, South Wales, The Glade Community Garden is part of the Wild About Rogerstone initiative that raises awareness of the need to care for nature. The project works with local primary schools and groups such as Beavers & Brownies and regular events are held to encourage young people and their families to find about growing food from seed and nurturing wildlife with pollinator-friendly planting. Ongoing funding is needed to help develop an overgrown allotment and build a greenhouse to allow more produce to be grown. This will then be somewhere families can get involved in improving the environment and understanding the benefits of organic, locally grown produce.

 

Ushaw Moor Community Garden received 15% of the votes

Described as a “lifeline” by existing users, Ushaw Moor Community Garden is a green oasis entirely run by volunteers in a low-income ex-mining town. It’s a thriving open space for people of all ages to engage in a range of activities, including fruit and vegetable growing. Volunteers would love to use further funds to encourage even more locals from different backgrounds into the garden to learn about the benefits of a nature, and growing and eating fresh fruit and vegetables. This includes plans to offer small craft activities for children and a space for intergenerational activities to support wellbeing and skills sharing. Existing volunteers have highlighted the importance of the space for their own wellbeing because of the nature-based activities, and the community aspect of the garden has helped the confidence of younger volunteers.

 

NOMINATIONS NOW CLOSED FOR ROUND 2 

Our second round of our 'giving back' nominations is now closed and voted upon.  We had another tremendous response from our second round of nominations, so if you made a nomination then and the group/project was not shortlisted, your nomination will be carried over to our next round later this year.

If you can't wait till later this year to nominate & know a group/project making   a difference to UK families who you think deserve a boost from a small KinKind donation, you can still submit it here. This nomination will then be carried over to our next round of Giving Back donations later this year. 

PREVIOUS GIVING BACK RECIPIENTS

In the first round of Giving Back, 3 amazing projects were shortlisted: Aylesbury Wombles; Lepton Community Orchard and Friends of Eaglesfield Park. You can read all about the amazing work they are doing to help UK families enjoy more of our environment and get a feel for the types of projects we are looking for by clicking here.

EARN 10% CASHBACK FOR YOUR PROJECT OR GROUP

We would love to have a bigger impact everyday, helping UK projects or groups generate funds and reduce plastic. You can now earn 10% cashback on KinKind referred sales with funds going direct to your group/project.

You can register your group here to set up a refer-a-friend programme and get your own unique link that you can share to help generate funds for your project. 10% of all sales that go through your unique link are rewarded back to your group/project. You will need a paypal account for the group/project to receive the cashback. See more info here.