Hi folks

Just thought we would give you an update  We continue to open the office four days a week Monday to Thursday 9 to 1pm for the uplift of packs.  In the last three months we have given out Starter
Packs to 40 homes within these homes were 19 single people, 21 families including 39 children.  It is quiet at the moment as there as no houses being made available for rent but as we come out
of lockdown I am sure we will be very busy.

We have been providing cleaning packs to those Shielding as these items are not included with the foods parcels they receive. These packs include Toilet Rolls, Soap Powder, Hand Wash, Toilet Cleaner, Bleach, 
Bathroom/Kitchen Cleaner.

We are also working with Belville Community Garden providing pots, crockery, bedding etc., to those in need.


Monthly Focus

posted 6 Aug 2020, 04:31 by StarterPacks Inverclyde1

Hi folks,

As you will be aware, all Churches are closed, so we are not receiving any donations through our Monthly Focus bookmark.  If any Church or Group would like to 
have a collection for us that would be much appreciated.  Items we are looking for toiletries for men, women,children and cleaning products, 

Thanking you for your continued support.


posted 21 Apr 2020, 04:05 by StarterPacks Inverclyde1

COVID-19 Update


Due to the closure of churches and stay at home restrictions we are no longer receiving the regular monthly focus items donations. The demand for packs continues and may be more acute as financial impacts begin to hit across Inverclyde.

As an alternative to focus item donations we have set-up a TEXT Giving Scheme to allow our supporters to donate cash directly from your mobile phone account. Cash donations will then be used by Starter Packs Inverclyde to buy the items normally provided through the focus item donations.


We are also not able to hold any funding raising events.


Simply text SPI followed by your donation amount to 70085.


For example


SPI 5 to 70085 to donate £5.00

SPI 10 to 70085 to donate £10.00

SPI 20 to 70085 donate £20.00




After your donation text is received, you will be sent a text request to GIFTAID your donation which generates a further 25p from HMRC for each £1 donated to Starter Packs Inverclyde.


Thank you for your continued support.



posted 24 Mar 2020, 02:35 by StarterPacks Inverclyde1

Hi folks,

With the situation at present we will be operating on a reduced service.  The depot will be open Monday to Thursday 9 to 1pm. if anything changes we will let you know.
To keep everyone safe we will not be taking donations at the moment, however we still need to maintain our service.  We are looking to put a donate button on our Facebook/
Website in the coming weeks, if you are able to donate cash instead of goods.  Thank you for your support.  Keep safe. 

Monthly Focus for February

posted 7 Feb 2020, 02:10 by StarterPacks Inverclyde1

The monthly focus for February is Ladies Shampoo, Deodorant, Toothbrush, Toothpaste and Face Cloths.

In January we gave out Starter Packs to 30 homes, within these homes were 17 single people, 13 families including 23 children.

Items in short supply, we are always looking for good quality second hand double duvet covers and sheets.

Thanks to all for your continued support. 

Monthly Focus - February

posted 7 Feb 2020, 02:04 by StarterPacks Inverclyde1

The monthly focus for February is Ladies

Coffee Morning reminder

posted 6 Nov 2019, 06:32 by StarterPacks Inverclyde1

Hi folks,

We are holding a fundraising Coffee Morning and Bric a Brac sale at St. Mary's Church Hall, Houston Street, Greenock on Tuesday 26th November from10am to 12 noon. 
Tickets cost £2.00 and can be purchased at the door.  Any donations of home-baking and raffle prizes would be greatly appreciated.

Appeal - Christmas is coming

posted 6 Nov 2019, 06:29 by StarterPacks Inverclyde1

Hi Folks,

In the run up to Christmas we are looking for gifts of selection boxes, chocolates and biscuits as wall as hats, scarves and gloves to add to the packs going out in December.

October Statistics

posted 6 Nov 2019, 06:27 by StarterPacks Inverclyde1

The number of Starter Packs given out in October was 41 homes, 26 single people, 15 families including 22 children.

Monthly Focus November

posted 6 Nov 2019, 06:26 by StarterPacks Inverclyde1

Hi Folks,

The monthly focus for November is Washing up Liquid, Bathroom/Kitchen Cleaner and Tea Towels. Items in short supply double duvet covers, double sheets.

Donation from Old Gourock and Ashton Parish Church

posted 7 Oct 2019, 02:59 by StarterPacks Inverclyde1

  We would like to say a huge thanks to Old Gourock and Ashton Parish Church for their kind donation of goods that will go into our packs together with £110.00.
  We really appreciate the ongoing support from local churches, this is very much appreciate and is of great help in allowing us to help those in need.

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