What Was Corona Care Parcel?
Corona Care Parcel (part of Cancer Care Parcel) provided, at no profit care packages for people self-isolating with the corona virus.
Theses Care Packs Were Provided By A Group Of Individuals And Businesses Who Wanted To Do What They Could To Help During The Corona Virus Pandemic.
In August 2021, after donating many of these care parcels worldwide, we closed the Corona Care Parcel initiative because, thankfully, we felt that this service was no longer needed.
We are very grateful to all those who donated products, expertise and time to this initiative and are very glad that it is not required anymore. My sympathies are with all those who suffered from COVID-19 infection and those who lost friends and loved ones. I also know that many have lost their jobs or their jobs have changed dramatically.
I fall into all of these categories and whilst we all experience loss, pain, and change differently, I do know that these significant changes in our lives will shape and change us long into the future.
Everyone has been affected to some degree by this pandemic and as the world slowly comes out of lockdown I know that the ‘new normal’ will be a different normal and just hope that it will be in some ways better, as we learn to adapt and evolve.Dr Shara Cohen, Founder of Corona Care Parcel
The Corona Care Parcel Story
Whilst self-isolating Dr Shara Cohen approached a variety of businesses who worked together to do what they could to help during the Corona Virus pandemic.
In mid March I was in bed with Corona Virus and self-isolating.
For symptom relief and comfort, I started to use many of the items in my Cancer Gift Parcels. It occurred to me that we have stock of hand sanitizer and tissues and other items that people who are self-isolating (like I was) may need. So I set up a Corona Care Parcel for people who need these items.
However, it was important that we didn’t make any profit. So I approached my suppliers to see if anyone would help us supply care packages at reasonable prices. It is so wonderful that almost everyone I have approached so far has agreed to give their services and items for free or at cost price. We are now asking if you can help too.
Hopefully we can all make a small difference to this big problemDr Shara Cohen. April 2020
Listed below are companies and individuals who helped market, construct and distribute this package for no profit.
20i Hosting Company helped set up the website hosting and databases.
Blueberry PR provided ongoing PR services to help get the word out. Enabling people to get the care packages they need and helping us get further donations to keep the costs down. She enabled us to get mentioned many publications. For example The Mirror and My London.
Box and Seal provided the boxes.
Cancer Care Parcel provided backend infrastructure, stock items, customer service and some packaging.
Christine Chung and Melissa Jorolaman helped source donations.
Design24 designed flyers for inside the care packages.
Hassan developed the website.
Kerry designed our logo.
Mark Henderson Photography provided expert photography and infographics of the care parcels.
Tarlu Fullfilment were responsible for packing the parcels promptly and efficiently, and by liaising with courier companies ensure the packages reach their destinations in good time.
The English Soap Company donated premium triple-milled vegetarian soaps.
The Virtual Elf helped with some marketing