Covid-19 has had many impacts on individuals, families and communities. Preparing for Life noticed that the families with whom it engages were in need of a little “pick-me-up”. The team put together Wellness Activity Packs for all families on their Home Visiting programme.
The packs were developed to let families know that PFL was thinking of them during these very challenging times. It was a creative way to generate connection, distraction and a bit of fun and self-care.
There was something in the bag for everyone, parents included. The packs contained art supplies, jigsaws, games, bubbles and activity sets for the kids, and cleansing wipes, face & foot masks, scented candles, Lindt chocolates for the grown-ups. Tayto crisps and Lindt very kindly donated produce to treat the families.
The PFL team loved delivering the Wellness Packs. “I feel like Santa in the Summer,” commented one member of the team. "And the families really appreciated receiving them."
Have a listen to our own Caroline Creagh tell Near FM about the Wellness Packs and what they meant to families during lockdown: