The Dorcas Project was set up in 2010 by Jo Preston who works as a Health Visitor in the High Wycombe area. The Dorcas Project was created to respond to the need Jo saw in her work with children and families in the High Wycombe area. Wycombe district council report that somewhere in the region of 15% of children in Wycombe district live in poverty. One of the symptoms of this poverty is the lack of good quality clothing for the children affected. The Dorcas Projects primary aim is to provide packs of good quality second hand children’s clothing to those who need it most.
The Dorcas Project accepts referrals from professionals in the High Wycombe and surrounding area, working with families for children up to the age of 12. We want the recipients of our packs to feel valued, loved and respected so we ensure that all the clothes and gifts we provide are of a high quality and presented beautifully. Over the last four years we have seen a sharp increase in referrals, in 2013 we gave away 750 packs of clothing to the most neediest children in our area. We also ran additional projects where we gave away 210 Winter Warmer packs, 159 School Uniform packs & 175 Christmas packs. We have no referral criteria and see ourselves as here to be ‘A helping hand for families in the local community’ if you a professional working with families with children and would like to make a referral please click here.