Give to someone in need
Acts 435 is about giving to people directly, to help them bridge the gap when they are facing a financial crisis.
Can you help a specific person in need?
Read stories of the applicants below and give as you feel able. Any amount will make a big difference to someone who is struggling.
You can instead make a general donation and the Acts 435 team will allocate it to the most urgent requests.
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- Clothes (6)
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- Ill Health (21)
- Unemployment (4)
- Children (13)
- Fresh Start (19)
- Housing (7)
- Struggling with Bills/Debt (31)
- Benefit Delays/Sanctions (1)
- White Goods and Furniture (41)
- People with Disability (5)
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- Domestic Abuse (7)
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G, who is suffering from grief following his daughter's death from Sepsis in July 2023, has chronic illnesses and mobility issues which stop him from working. He has recently had his property renovated and decorated by the Housing Association, as it was in a terrible condition. G's grandson comes to stay and he would like to be able to cook for him, but currently only has a microwave. Please can you help him?
Still £80 left to donateTotal needed £200
F, who has recently moved to a permanent council home which is incredible, has been completely unable to furnish her apartment. We have tried to appeal to the council, who have refused to support this low income family. F has a young son and she doesn't have any means of getting herself a cupboard to help with her storage. This would have a positive impact on her life and be a massive step towards making her house a home. Thank you!
Still £65 left to donateTotal needed £110
M is on a very low income, following a life-changing car accident. He came to Christians Against Poverty nearly a year ago, to get support with his budget and the route to becoming debt free. Because of M's brain and physical injuries, he struggles to sleep, which affects his general well-being. He requires a new mattress which he hopes will help with his sleep and well-being. We are hoping that a donation from Acts 435 will help.
Still £50 left to donateTotal needed £155
T, a single parent living with her three teenage children, has long term disabilities which affect her ability to work so she is dependent on benefits and does not have any savings. Mum has no other source of financial support and is desperate to replace her broken washing machine, as she needs to wash her bedding daily, due to incontinence at night time. T is supported physically and emotionally by health professionals, but needs finance urgently for a replacement washing machine.
Still £65 left to donateTotal needed £200
This is the second request for this mum of two boys who is expecting a surprise baby. Her partner has just left her and taken their money with him. Mum needs to pay to top-up her rent of £125 by Friday and if she cannot pay, charges will be added. Her gas and electric meters have nearly run out, which will leave the family without light, heat and cooking. Mum urgently needs our help and is finding it hard to sleep because she is so worried about how she will cope. Thank you for your support.
Still £100 left to donateTotal needed £150
This young man, who has many services involved in helping him, has a mental health support worker as he suffers from severe paranoia and schizophrenia. He also has a gambling addiction, and has help from addiction cessation services. Further to this, due to debts and arrears, this young man has enlisted the help of a charity to help him manage his money. He is sleeping on a sofa in his flat so we have provided him with a bed. He also has no way of storing fresh food and needs a fridge freezer. Please can you help?
Still £200 left to donateTotal needed £200
This lady recently had to move after being served a Section 21 notice by her landlord. She has been given a house which is out of the area, but has taken it as she needed a place for her and her son. There are no carpets at the house and, as mum is on benefits, and having to care for her son who has autism, she is unable to buy them. This lady would be very grateful for any help you can give for a living room carpet.
Still £195 left to donateTotal needed £200
This lady is caring for her son who has autism. They recently had to move as they had been served a Section 21 by their landlord. Thankfully, they have been given a house, though this is out of the area. There are no carpets and it would make it so much more like home if it was carpeted. Any help you can give would be much appreciated to carpet the child's bedroom.
Still £145 left to donateTotal needed £150
We are currently supporting this survivor of domestic abuse who is in need of a replacement oven as hers has recently broken down. She is a single mother who is currently on benefits and does not have the financial means available to cover the cost whilst navigating the current cost of living crisis across the UK. Any support is greatly appreciated to contribute towards creating a more nurturing and homely environment for this family, as they rebuild their lives after surviving complex trauma.
Still £200 left to donateTotal needed £200
R, a care leaver who is due to move into his first flat, is unemployed, but looking for work. He has used the advance loan facility of Universal Credit to purchase essential appliances, and has spent a portion of his income on equipment and materials to decorate his flat. A friend offered to help move his bedroom furniture, but their vehicle was recently stolen. R has got a quote of £100 to hire a small van to complete his move, but this would leave him with very little to live on.
Still £100 left to donateTotal needed £100
Our client has previously been homeless and sleeping rough for many years, but has eventually been housed. As a young person, they were expelled from the family home following a disagreement with their mother. Our client suffers from severe arthritis and requires knee replacements. Unfortunately, they are unable to undergo surgery, due to the anaesthetics causing complications. They are in constant pain and discomfort, and a sofa would help to make their life more comfortable.
Still £200 left to donateTotal needed £200
H, who struggles to buy basic items for her baby, is waiting to be housed. She is in temporary accommodation at the moment and was referred to us to support her with food, nappies and essentials. We started chatting, which is a great way to do welfare checks, and she highlighted that her Health Visitor advised her to get a 'Next To Me' cot as the baby is getting bigger, but still sleeps in the bed with mum! H understands the concern for her daughter's safety, but has no funds to buy one. Please can you help?
Still £100 left to donateTotal needed £120
S is sixty eight years of age and was recently admitted into hospital where he was befriended by another patient. He thought she was helping him by bringing him his daily newspaper and food items. On one occasion, she asked S if she could borrow his phone and we are not sure how she has done this, but she set up a gambling account and the phone company have just taken £349 out of his bank, which has taken all his benefit money. S is very vulnerable and he is so upset that she has done this to him! Please can you help him with gas and electric, a food shop, shoes and a coat?
Still £150 left to donateTotal needed £200
M, who is fifty two year of age, and whose wife sadly died suddenly in 2022, has worked all his life in a manual job. He has had a hip removed, due to chronic degeneration, and this has left him with extremely limited mobility and having to use crutches permanently. This is causing him anxiety and depression. M is on disability benefits and has no money to replace his condemned cooker. He has his very elderly parents for support, but they are not in a position to help him financially. Please could you help him? Thank you!
Still £140 left to donateTotal needed £200
This lady, who was brought up in care from the age of five, has had a partner and two children, one aged two and one born at end of November. Sadly, the baby died after two weeks and mum's partner left her. There had to be an investigation and mum is awaiting the court's decision, but nothing has been found wrong. This lady has no family support and is doing her laundry in the sink because her washing machine has broken. Please can you help her to purchase a washing machine which will help to ease her anxiety and stress?
Still £140 left to donateTotal needed £140
This gentleman has had a very difficult few years. Following the death of his wife, he was diagnosed with serious medical issues and had to give up work. His wife had been left a legacy, shared with her brother, and the brother had promised to pay the bills for this gentleman from this. Unfortunately, he stopped paying and debts have built up without this man's knowledge. There is no way he can repay these debts, and a Debt Relief Order would be such a huge weight off his mind.
Still £90 left to donateTotal needed £90
H is in need of the above amount of money for six sessions of counselling. She has suffered with mental health problems on and off for seven years, since her severely autistic son was born. H needs to be able to work through the challenges she is facing and to be able to continue to support her family. Please can you help?
Still £180 left to donateTotal needed £180
This young mum of a two year old child is is benefit dependent and has very little surplus income. She has a history of domestic abuse and Social Services are concerned that her new partner may also be abusing her, so are monitoring the home situation. Mum has been diagnosed with anxiety and depression. She has recently been moved from temporary accommodation to permanent social housing and really needs a washing machine. We can provide a reconditioned one with your help.
Still £145 left to donateTotal needed £155
This man, who has several health and social issues, is receiving support. He lives alone in a social housing flat and, due to being on Universal Credit, he does not have the spare money to buy the washing machine he really needs. We can get him a reconditioned machine delivered with your help.
Still £165 left to donateTotal needed £165
This single mum of three is in an awful situation. When her husband left her, she discovered that he had incurred debts in her name. In addition, he refuses to pay the agreed maintenance for the children, but has asked her to lie about this to the Child Support Agency. He now tells her the children are not his responsibility and has no contact with them. With massive debts, there is no way that mum can afford the bankruptcy fee of £650, but her church is providing £450 so this £200 will enable her to be debt free.
Still £180 left to donateTotal needed £200
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