Foundation launch Supporting our Pack

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Supporting our Pack is a new initiative from Wolves Foundation, designed to cover many different areas of support provided by the club’s official charity.

The new campaign follows on from the hugely successful Feed Our Pack project, which has come to the end of its three-year lifespan and will new transition into this new and wider network of support.

Feed Our Pack was set up during the pandemic with the support of the Premier League & PFA Community Fund to provide food parcels, activities and free school meals to children during the holidays and to replenish foodbanks whose stocks had been depleted due to increased demand.

As the local community has emerged from the pandemic to face other challenges associated with the increased cost of living, Supporting Our Pack is a Foundation campaign which will deliver support across a variety of areas, including as follows:

  • Feed Our Pack Foodbank support: The foodbank element of Feed Our Pack will continue with support being given to the network of project partners who help people suffering from food poverty.
  • Good Night Project: The cost of living crisis has revealed how hundreds of children and their parents often don’t have a bed to sleep in at night.  The Foundation are now involved in a partnership project with the African Caribbean Community Initiative (ACCI) and the City of Wolverhampton Council to provide beds and bedding to people across the city who need them.
  • Central Community Shop:  The Foundation are also linking up with the Good Shepherd charity and City of Wolverhampton Council in a project at the historic Queen’s Building situated by the bus station in the City Centre.  The building now includes a community shop offering food for local residents at affordable prices and a social enterprise café, and the plan is to develop a multi-use space on the first floor including offering training and employability guidance.
  • Building Brighter Futures: Building Brighter Futures is a project to help improve physical health and wellbeing, financial wellbeing and increase employability across Wolverhampton. Funded by the Premier League Charitable Fund and City of Wolverhampton Council, the project provides local support for members of the community who need it most.
  • Wolves Wishes: Wolves Wishes is an initiative set up nearly a decade ago which aims to provide special moments for supporters who have been going through a hard time or deserve recognition for going out of their way to help others.  Fans can nominate people for consideration and a wide variety of Wishes have been delivered over the years.
  • Shoebox Appeal:  The Shoebox Appeal is co-ordinated by the Foundation every Christmas when donations of presents from the community are passed on to children across the city are unlikely to receive much during the festive season. This, and other similar campaigns, will also come under the banner of Supporting Our Pack.
  • Charity requests: Requests from charities and community groups for donations or items of merchandise to support their activities will also now come under the remit of Supporting Our Pack.

“Feed Our Pack has been a hugely successful project during the three years of its operation,” explains Foundation senior manager Tom Warren.

“With investment from the Premier League & PFA Community fund, and donations from so many others including the Wolves supporters, we were able to adapt our delivery as a Foundation to make sure we were providing direct help to people who had been affected by the pandemic and cost of living crisis.

“With that project having completed its designated timespan, any continuing food support delivered by the Foundation will now come under the remit of Supporting Our Pack, part of an overall package of ways we are continuing to help people in the community.

“This will involve a wide range of support across several different projects, but all with the shared ambition of providing assistance to people across the city including creating opportunities to help them make progress in their lives where possible.”

  • Fans can play a role in Supporting Our Pack if they are able to. Click here for details of ways to donate to Wolves Foundation.

"Of course it’s so important to give back to the community and Wolverhampton as a whole. It's great to be here and to show our support."

Maximilian Kilman | Wolves Captain and Foundation Ambassador

"As a lifelong Wolves fan, to represent the Club and Foundation is something I'll cherish forever."

Daz James | Wolves Disability FC

"Without Wolves Foundation I wouldn't be here today, that's for certain."

John Martin | Head 4 Health participant

"It is amazing to be out there meeting people and having some fun. It is really important for Wolves to have this connection with the fans and to see the happiness in their faces."

Toti Gomes | Wolves Defender

"Savannah absolutely loves the group. The staff are committed to making every single session fun and welcoming."

Natasha | Healthy Goals parent

"It’s special because it's my club and I’m so proud to be from Wolves as well. I can see the projects and all the work Wolves Foundation are doing and I know it makes such an impact, so to even be a little part of that and to help out where I can – it's so exciting."

Amber Sandhu | Broadcaster and Foundation Ambassador

"It’s huge for the school, I can’t speak highly enough of Wolves Foundation and the opportunities that they give us."

Mr Robinson | Woodsetton School

“I think all football clubs should be the beating heart of their communities and Wolves, through the Foundation, manages to do that."

Johnny Phillips | Sky Sports Presenter and Foundation Ambassador

"We get loads of different opportunities with a Premier League club. I feel really privileged to be a part of it."

Mustafa | Football & Education College Academy student

"Frank has Alzheimer’s Disease and when he was first diagnosed we felt lost and alone. Attending Molineux Memories is a lifeline for both of us; it is run by friendly, committed staff who ensure that everyone is included and enjoys themselves."

Frank and Alison | Molineux Memories

"To come here and be hands on with the kids is unreal. Working with Wolves and the Foundation is a blessing and I'm honoured. It feels surreal sometimes but it's the best feeling."

S-X | Music Producer and Foundation Ambassador

"It's good to give back what you got. Football and the Wolves Foundation help me, so I like to help the community."

Taye | Premier League Kicks

"Wolves is a fantastic football club, and they’re excelling off the pitch as well with all the brilliant community work that the Foundation does. The passion of the coaches and the opportunities to play are amazing."

Jack Rutter | Former Great Britain Paralympian and Foundation Ambassador

"Wolves has definitely helped my personal development, but now also helps me to develop people I work with. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the opportunities Wolves Foundation have given me."

Carl Ackasovs | Wolves Foundation

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