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"I feel like I belong"

What we do

Packed with Smiles provide children in our local community with new uniform parcels and other school essentials, to ensure that they can fully participate in school. 


Our dream is that all children are given the opportunity to attend school feeling equal, confident and ready to create their own future. 


The impact on a child not having the correct or properly fitting school uniform, has been directly linked to self-esteem, behaviour, learning and bullying. Supporting families facing financial hardship and difficulty, through our school uniform parcels, has proven not only to positively contribute towards a child’s schooling experience but also increase engagement levels between schools and parents too. 


Packed with Smiles aims to level the playing field and support self confidence in young people because we value their wellbeing and the huge potential they hold…

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"...you've put so much love into these parcels... My son's are properly attired. Thank you for helping us believe that people like yourselves do exist still. Forever thankful…”


“The welfare of our children underpins everything we do here and having PWS by our side really does make a difference to the lives of our not so fortunate families..."

"...so grateful, money has been tight and one less thing to worry about...We are overwhelmed by the kindness of your charity. Thank you so much.”

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Upcoming Events

  • Casino Royale Black Tie Event
    Casino Royale Black Tie Event
    Secret location
    11 Jun, 19:30
    Secret location
    Put the date in your diary! Tickets on sale 2022.
  • PWS Parcel Packing Day
    PWS Parcel Packing Day
    PWS HQ
    Feb 2021
    PWS HQ
    As soon as we have details of our packing day we will let you know more details
  • Uniform Sponsorship Drive
    Uniform Sponsorship Drive
    Local Schools
    Time is TBD
    Local Schools
    This will be a local schools initiative, coming soon in June 2021.
  • Thorpe Hall Charity Golf Day
    Thorpe Hall Charity Golf Day
    Thorpe Hall Golf Club
    Time is TBD
    Thorpe Hall Golf Club, Thorpe Hall Ave, Thorpe Bay, Southend-on-Sea SS1 3AT, UK
    Coming Soon! Spring 2021
  • Saltwater SUP Social
    Saltwater SUP Social
    111 Chalkwell Esplanade
    Time is TBD
    111 Chalkwell Esplanade, 111 Chalkwell Esplanade, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 8JJ, UK
    Coming soon! Spring 2021

Join Us

If you have spare time on your hands and have been thinking about what you can do to support your local community, why not join the amazing team of volunteers at Packed with Smiles!