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 (10)
- Food and Heating (15)
- Ill Health (16)
- Unemployment (11)
- Children (8)
- Fresh Start (30)
- Housing (17)
- Struggling with Bills/Debt (57)
- Benefit Delays/Sanctions (2)
- White Goods and Furniture (65)
- People with Disability (10)
- Refugees / Asylum Seekers (20)
- Technology (8)
- Domestic Abuse (17)
- Warmer Homes (12)
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S is an asylum seeker who lives in a hotel and receives £8.00 per week plus food, however, the food provided by the hotel is not suitable for her and the hotel does not provide the special diet she needs. S has had major heart surgery at the Royal Brompton Hospital and been treated at Hammersmith Hospital for a long time. As well as food, S also needs money for travel, clothes, telephone and other essentials. Please would you help her? Thank you.
Still £160 left to donateTotal needed £200
This young woman, who has come to us from marital abuse, has been assaulted. The centre immediately registered her up for our local domestic violence initiative, Aspirations, and gave her food and clothes. She is engaging well, given the incredibly difficult conditions she finds herself in. Our intention is to provide a three-night stay as a temporary solution while this young woman makes connections with neighbourhood agencies that could offer continued support and, ideally, a covert housing transition.
Still £90 left to donateTotal needed £200
This gentleman suffered significant childhood trauma. As an adult, he has been homeless for many years, and has suffered from addiction, but is now accessing help and support. Many of his clothes were soiled, due to this addiction, and when staying in a hostel, he temporarily left some there, only to have them disposed of by the hostel. This gentleman is without clothing, a coat or decent footwear. The difficulty he faces, like many others in his situation, is that being street homeless and cold can be dangerous.
Still £135 left to donateTotal needed £160
M, who was homeless and on the street two days ago, has just moved to Birmingham in shared accommodation. He has lost his all belongings and has no food, clothes or bedding, including a blanket and duvet. M is really friendly and kind and we are trying to sort out his benefits, but until that, he needs help as it's very cold. I really request our donors to help him. Thanks in advance.
Still £145 left to donateTotal needed £200
This lady, who has been sleeping at the local basement parking lot, visits the centre on a regular basis. Blankets, sleeping bags, clothing and food are requested so that she can be supported to furnish her home. St Vincent de Paul (SVP) has been interacting with outside organisations in an effort to locate this lady a long-term residence. We anticipate finishing the move into a council property next month. SVP is asking for a support package to assist with leaving the parking lot and finding a new permanent home.
Still £140 left to donateTotal needed £200
Our client has returned to Brighton after leaving a domestic violence relationship and has returned with nothing. He is in need of a mobile phone with some credit, and some clothes and shoes. He is in the process of applying for Universal Credit.
Still £200 left to donateTotal needed £200
C is a young expectant mother who has found herself with substantial debt, due to the rise in the cost of living. She has sought help from her local Citizens Advice Bureau, who are ensuring that C is claiming all the help she is entitled to and helping her with her debt. Please would you consider helping this young lady with some food shopping vouchers so that she is able to eat healthily for herself and her unborn child, and potentially purchase some clothes for her baby? Thank you!
Still £110 left to donateTotal needed £120
This request is for a lady who is expecting a baby, but can’t afford to purchase the items needed for when the baby comes home. We hope to help her with clothes, a Moses basket, a pushchair, nappies and a baby bath. She lives on Universal Credit and is becoming increasingly distressed about her situation as she approaches her due date.
Still £175 left to donateTotal needed £200
This couple, who have had a house fire and lost all their belongings, were hospitalised due to their injuries. They are in need of clothing to replace what was destroyed. Any help that you can give them to start again would be very much appreciated. Thank you so much!
Still £150 left to donateTotal needed £150
This woman is requesting help with housing supplies so she can start over and have the requirements, after being released from prison. Requests for food, clothing and a fridge have been made. St Vincent de Paul is kindly requesting your continued assistance in helping this woman as she makes an effort to rebuild her life in a community that is supportive.
Still £200 left to donateTotal needed £200
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