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 (29)
- Housing (17)
- Struggling with Bills/Debt (56)
- 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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My client, who I met at Foodbank, was robbed at home by knife-point and injured in the attack, resulting in her not being able to work at present. The firm that she works for haven't paid her sick pay, despite sick notes going in, and she is owed over £2000. She is trying really hard to pay all her bills and keep her two children fed, but it is a real struggle at a time when she is also coping with the trauma of what has happened to her. Please can you help with her food bills in the run up to Christmas?
Still £90 left to donateTotal needed £200
M is an asylum seeker from Pakistan who suffers with ill health, including heart problems and hypertension, and has had a heart operation. He lives in a hotel where food is provided, and receives £8.00 per week. However, the food is unsuitable for him and his doctor has recommended special food which he cannot afford to buy. M often has to walk to the hospital or to go and see his GP and he needs clothes. Life is very hard for him and he is desperate. Please would you help us to relieve him from despair and poverty?
Still £170 left to donateTotal needed £200
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
This gentleman was recently released from the criminal justice system and was invited to visit the St Vincent de Paul (SVP) centre to explore what help we could provide. He is excited to assist with cleaning and set-up for both the day sessions and the night sessions. Additionally, he was successful in landing a place at a rehabilitation treatment facility. SVP is requesting three nights in a nearby bed and breakfast establishment, as a temporary stay before he moves to the rehabilitation housing, and a food package.
Still £185 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
Our client is a divorced mum of two children who is currently training to be a nurse. She receives benefits and Child Maintenance, and has accrued many debts since the split with her partner. Our client can no longer afford to pay bills and debts, and put food on the table. She would appreciate some vouchers to buy food for herself and her children, which would allow her some leeway to pay her bills and keep a roof over their heads.
Still £115 left to donateTotal needed £120
This gentleman, who has just become homeless, has been visiting the centre for clothes, lunch, and food packages. St Vincent de Paul (SVP) is asking for your kind donations in his search for a more permanent place to live. He hasn't slept well during his interactions with SVP and his mental wellbeing is affected. As a centre, we are asking for your kind donations to give him three night's respite in a bed and breakfast establishment and a food package. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Still £185 left to donateTotal needed £200
This man was referred to me as, during a seven week spell in hospital, his fiat was broken into by drug addicts and most of his possessions were either stolen or broken. This has been reported to police. He is on benefits, unable to work, due to bad back, and has no savings. A local charity has helped with a washing machine and television, but this man is desperately in need of help to buy a second-hand fridge freezer, help clear his gas arrears and put some cash on the meter.
Still £200 left to donateTotal needed £200
S is an asylum seeker from India and, due to immigration conditions, he is unable to work or receive benefits. He has applied for the National Asylum Support Service support, but that could take at least a month to be processed. S has to travel to Croydon to sign with the Home Office and attend appointments, or will risk being detained. He can't afford to pay for this travel and has no income to buy food and other essentials, such as toiletries.
Still £150 left to donateTotal needed £150
My client and her daughter have recently been rehoused. Her husband has an alcohol problem and this has meant that they have been living in a secure environment for years. Mum has brought very little with her and has very little money. At present there is one heater in the house and mum won't put on the central heating because of the cost. She is looking for work, but in the meantime, the family could really do with some help to heat the house. Please can you help?
Still £60 left to donateTotal needed £200
C's boiler has broken down and she needs a new one to be able to heat her house and provide hot water for herself and her children. She has been working with Christians Against Poverty for several months and is making good progress with her debts, but cannot afford such a large payment and is concerned about the oncoming winter weather. Please can you help C?
Still £140 left to donateTotal needed £150
D is an asylum seeker who has fled her homeland, due to abuse. She is struggling to buy herself food, personal products and warm winter clothing, and has no family to support her with essential items. D has a friend who lives in another town and does not see her very often. Support to buy a monthly bus pass over the Christmas period, to ensure she is not alone, will really help D with support to help her deal with the trauma she has experienced.
Still £190 left to donateTotal needed £190
This family has spent the last eighteen months in-between emergency accommodation and a refuge, after fleeing domestic abuse. It is their dream to have a magical Christmas together in their new home where they can start a fresh. They have very few personal belongings, but are in the process of getting them back. This Christmas the family members are asking for help with a Christmas tree, decorations and food so they can enjoy a real Christmas and start the new year in a positive way.
Still £105 left to donateTotal needed £130
This young man from Sudan, who is studying to become a motor mechanic, has recently moved into a Hope into Action house, a charity housing the homeless and supported by our church. He receives a small income from Universal Credit, which is under £300 per month, and struggles to pay rent and bills. Please would you help this young man to pay some bills? He would really appreciate it as he is very keen to develop as a person and get his budget sorted. Thank you!
Still £130 left to donateTotal needed £150
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