Via the B1G1 initiative, we’ve committed to a cause close to our hearts – The Buddy Bag Foundation. By working with us, you get to share in the support for a fantastic organisation and make an impact in a child’s life.
The Buddy Bag Foundation was set up in response to the rising number of children who enter emergency care after fleeing violent situations at home. By providing these children with a few essential items, the team and their many volunteers help make the transition into emergency care a little easier. The buddy bag provides comfort, when all else has been removed.
Here’s a video for the full story
A cause that hits home
If you don’t know us well already, you’ll know from a quick tour of our website we’re a family-focused firm. Pink Pig exists to provide financial freedom for business owners running families too. Family is at the heart of who we are, and what we do – which is why this cause is so personal to us.
The wonderful work the Buddy Bag Foundation does matches with the values we live, breathe and do business by.
LIFESTYLE – Our whole business ethos revolves around families. We have heart; we care and we’re with our clients every step of the way. We will celebrate wins and help nurture and grow our clients’ businesses. We change people’s lives; it’s all about our people and their families.
We’re a team made up of parents and we don’t shy away from talking about our lives as parents – there’s no way we could! Some of us have seen struggle in bringing our children through tough personal situations. Some of us have come from tough childhoods ourselves.
Our Chief People Officer James went into care as a toddler and was given a bear just like the soft toys these children receive in their buddy bags. He still has it to this day, and even passed it onto his own children. These seemingly small acts of kindness and comfort can make a huge impact in a child’s life. We’re doing this for all the little James’s who need looking out for, because every child deserves to know they are loved and valued.
The gift keeps on giving because it’s integrated with our services
Here’s how it all works:
- Everytime we sign a new client = A buddy bag is donated
- Everytime a client renews with us = A pair of pyjamas is donated
- Everytime we file a set of accounts = A teddy bear is donated
- Every client’s birthday = A book is donated
On our dedicated B1G1 page, you’ll be able to catch up with our progress, and see how your partnership with us is making a real difference. While you’re there, you might even be inspired to commit your business to a cause that’s close to your heart. We couldn’t encourage you more!
We’re not just donating items, we’re also donating our time
When we were choosing a charity to partner with we didn’t just want to donate money or items – we actually wanted to get involved too, and do something. As you’ve read above The Buddy Bag Foundation gives bags to children, and twice a year people get together across the country in what are called Buddy Brigades to pack the bags. Now the covid restrictions have eased we were finally able to take part in one of the brigades, so James, the kids and I joined a Buddy Brigade organised by the lovely Angela Gakis (our local lovely co-ordinator/Ambassador) in early August 21, and packed 30 bags each for boys and girls aged 3-5. It was great to be involved, and to take the kids along to teach them more about helping others – and we all loved it – if you saw our Insta stories you’d have seen James bringing the party! Here’s a few pics from our morning. The next Buddy Brigade will be around November time, we’ll be there again with the kids – if you’d like to get involved then please do drop me an email and I can introduce you to Angela 🙂 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We’re so pleased our business can contribute to making life a little easier for children in refuge – and we know you will be too.