“At a time when they were facing daily challenges with shopping for food and essentials, their thoughts were with others”

Level Trust

“Level Trust are distributing 1000 Learn@Home packs for children and young people to provide them with fun / learning resources that can be used at home while schools are closed.

We feel this is especially important at this time with 46% of children in Luton living in poverty and in ‘lockdown’ due to Covid-19, families will be facing many challenges.

The Learn@Home ‘Survival Kits’ are full of great bits, a book to read, craft materials to get creative with, playing cards to learn some retro games with and random bits too, who knows what might be innovated with a marble and some tape!

There will be TikTok competitions and we hope lots of fun.

We have also launched an emergency fundraiser that will enable Level Trust to support families with food, clothing and learning resources.

Our team of staff and volunteers have been great at adapting to different ways of working, lots of meetings on Zoom, setting up work stations at home and of course when out and about observing social distancing.

We are missing seeing the wonderful people who come into The Mall and use our Uniform Exchange and missing being together.

The last few weeks has seen new partnerships being forged, energy created all working together to support those locked in poverty in our town.

[Can you tell us about some positive things that you’ve experienced in the last few weeks?]

“Such kindness and generosity, we visited one family with 10 children who wanted to donate clothes and toys to others. At a time when they were facing daily challenges with shopping for food and essentials, their thoughts were with others.

A wonderful call from Discover Islam telling us that they had over 700 Easter eggs / chocolate treats to donate and these are now going out with the Learn@Home packs.

I am proud of Luton, proud to live in a town where all parts of the community rallies to support each other.

If you would like to find out more about Level Trust our website is www.leveltrust.org.

We look forward to seeing you in person when life returns to normal, in the meantime Stay Safe.”

Phyl Rainey, Youth and Children’s Manager, Level Trust

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