Nothing makes us happier than working in partnership within our community.
We take pride in our forward thinking and strategic approach and thrive on bringing people together in a way that benefits all. If you're thinking about 'how' to support Packed with Smiles, we can assure you that ideas are only limited by our imaginations!
Take a look at a handful of ideas below, if you see something you like, don't hesitate to get in touch!
From the simple to the insane!
Indi-Fundraisers are amazing, kind people, just like you, who want to ‘independently’ donate or raise money. Indi-Fundraisers are our army of people or groups that raise thousands of pounds for us every year. From one-off donations and coffee mornings to larger organised events in our honour and sponsored challenges.
For more inspo click here to read our blog on Faith’s Spooky Halloween night swim in The Royal Docks in London or email us for your FREE fundraising pack!
Marathons and more...
With life moving in very different ways now, we recognise that more of you are taking up challenges to push yourselves physically and mentally.
From a Marathon to Foulness Bike Ride and beyond, why not sign up for your next goal and use the opportunity to raise money for Packed with Smiles? Email us to tell us more about how you want to support us!
Supporting your community
Businesses who partner with local causes demonstrate awareness of the community around them. There are many ways to partner with PWS; employee fundraising, donating prizes or as your ‘Charity of the Year’.
You’ll be able to engage with us at all levels and we always work in partnership to give something back. From team building at one of our parcel packing days to marketing and press connections, meaningful partnerships is something we know how to do! Email us for more info.
Volunteer with us
we don’t work without you!
Our entire team is made up of a wonderful collection of volunteers who dedicate their time and energy into making huge changes in our community. Without them, quite frankly we couldn’t exist! There is no better time to jump on board to help make a difference in our community. Whether you have an hour a week or 15 hours a month, we have roles from researching through to event planning and we’d love to hear from you!
Complete our online form to register your interest!
Work with us
Be part of the team
We are very excited to be in a position to recruit a new Trustee Treasurer to our expanding and dynamic team.
The ideal candidate will be accountancy qualified, to either ACCA or CIMA, and have experience of monthly reporting and budget management.
Our current systems and processes, although have served us well, would very much appreciate an overhaul and so we would love to welcome someone on to the team with the foresight and tenacity to suggest and implement changes to streamline our efforts within finance and accounting.
Our small charity is definitely going places and we are fully committed to developing our plans and expanding our offering and service to the greater community.
Frequently asked questions
What is included in a Packed with Smiles parcel?
This is a question that we get asked all the time and for every child we support, we provide items across the full academic year in 2 parcels, delivered in September and February. We supply parcels that include the following items: coats, school shoe vouchers, shorts, trousers, skirts, pinafores, shirts, jumpers, cardigans, PE kits that include trainers and plimsolls, water bottles, backpacks, and we even include a name labelling pen so that the items can be personalised.
What locations do you cover?
We are based in the borough of Southend-on-Sea, Essex and currently support families in this area and surrounding boroughs.
I have pre-loved uniform, will you take it?
Unfortunately at this time we are unable to take in uniform donations other than in a brand new condition.
I am a parent, how do I get support from Packed with Smiles?
Packed With Smiles works in partnership with schools, therefore we encourage you to speak to your school directly to see if there is a relationship with our charity already in place.
I am a teacher, how can we work with Packed with Smiles?
Please make contact with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide information on our school partnerships policy.
How do I pay my fundraising money or donation to Packed with Smiles?
When you are ready to pay in your donation please contact email@example.com