Having worked with Save the Children for five years, Argos for Business has developed a strong relationship with the charity and now works in partnership with the charity’s Eat, Sleep, Learn, Play! (ESLP!) programme.

Argos have been working with Save the Children since 2011 and in early 2013, Argos for Business was invited to tender against 15 rival companies, for a contract lasting three years, to supply essential household items as part of the ESLP! programme.

The programme provides support to families living in poverty across the UK; giving families in need essential items such as cookers, cot beds and educational books and toys. So far, the programme has given out just over 24,257 grants reaching 52,426 children nationwide.

Argos for Business gives the charity access to the convenience, choice and value of the Argos range, with items delivered in ‘bundles’ to those households supported by the programme; for example cot beds come complete with mattress, blankets and sheets.

Maggi McDonnell, Operations Manager for Eat, Sleep, Learn, Play! comments: “The ESLP! programme provides essential support to thousands of families living in poverty across the country. When looking for a partner to help us deliver this, Argos for Business stood out as having a clear understanding of the programme and what we were trying to achieve.

“It was also important to partner with a brand that our families recognise, and which would allow us to effectively deliver the programme across all areas of the UK, including Northern Ireland and North East Scotland. With a strong presence across the country, we knew that Argos for Business had the network we needed to allow us to deliver.”

Jacqui Glenn, Managing Director of Argos for Business, added: “We are very pleased to be working with Save the Children, to assist in the delivery of this essential programme in support of families in need. By working closely with the charity, we were able to develop a bespoke solution in line with the needs of the programme, and we look forward to providing this continued support over the course of the next three years.”

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