Acts of kindness

If there’s one thing we want Calder Community Cares to be known for, it’s for providing acts of kindness to our community. That’s why we set up the Acts of Kindness project, a scheme that is designed to provide help and support to some of the most vulnerable people in the upper Calder Valley.

We previously approached this with two main areas of focus:

  • Check-in and Chat

    We head to people in their homes to provide food, warmth, and friendship. We bring soup and warm clothes and even team up with local schools to provide art projects from local children.

  • It’s a Wrap

    We provide gifts to those who may not be able to afford them for themselves. We particularly focus on families who might be struggling with the cost of living crisis at the moment.

Communal Acts of Kindness

We don’t want people to feel isolated and confined to their houses. While our work bringing food and companionship to vulnerable people in their homes is incredibly valuable, we also want everyone in the upper Calder Valley to feel like part of the community. That’s why we’ve also organised communal meetups for families and other people in need. We even help out with travel costs, so nobody gets left out.

  • Picnic in the park

    A summer picnic, in partnership with Focus4Hope, providing families with free food, drink and activities.

  • Spring surprise

    Another family day out, we provide Easter games and activities for kids to get excited about and explore the outdoors.

  • Family days out

    We provide tickets to events and gatherings for families in need, giving parents respite from the cost of living crisis. An example was a vintage car show, which families were able to attend for free and even had food and travel costs paid for by our business sponsors.