Little Village is a charity that was founded on the belief that it takes a village to raise a child. They support families who are going through tough times and cannot afford all of the essential items they need for their children. They accept donations of excellent-condition, pre-loved items – from buggies to books, cots to clothes- from other local families and pass these on, contributing to the circular economy. Families are referred to them by over 1,900 professionals working in the community.
They provide a community for the families they see, building connections, local networks and facilitating emotional and practical support for parents. Everything they do is powered by an team of nearly 500 dedicated volunteers.
They are based in London, with hubs in Camden, Wandsworth, Southwark and Brent.
Since they launched in 2016, they’ve supported thousands of visits from families across London. In 2020 alone, they supported 7,281 children, more than double that of the previous year.