Care leavers gifted headphones and speakers to help lockdown blues

This story was published 26 May 2020

Care leavers in North Yorkshire have received a special treat to keep their spirits up during the Covid-19 crisis.

Amazon treasure truck

This week, speakers and headphones were donated by Amazon, adding to the 300 goody bags delivered to young people over the past two weeks.

The speakers and headphones are part of Amazon’s Small Acts of Kindness programme, aimed at bringing surprises to those in need during difficult times.

The goody bags received by the young people were funded by North Yorkshire County Councillors and are full of treats such as chocolate, toiletries and practical items such as hand sanitiser.

Feedback on the gifts includes: “Thank you so much … and everyone else at the team - really made me smile.

“You guys are super stars and don't get enough credit or appreciation for it. Thank you for working through all of this madness to make our lives a little better. So much love.”

Cllr Janet Sanderson, Executive Member for Children’s Services, said: “It’s fantastic that these gifts have been given to our county’s care leavers.

“It’s nice to get a boost in these difficult times and the delivery of headphones and speakers will help them get through the lockdown.

“The council is committed to working hard to support emotional and physical wellbeing and the care packages show that.”

A spokesperson for Amazon added: “We were glad to hear that North Yorkshire County Council got in touch and applaud all the work they are doing. We hope that the donated items will be beneficial to them and thoroughly enjoyed by the care leavers in North Yorkshire.”