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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L is a single parent who is being supported by Social Services. He doesn't have anywhere to keep his daughter's clothes, which makes it very hard to keep them clean and neat, and is adversely affecting her. L has a very low income and can't afford to purchase a wardrobe and chest of drawers. Your support would make a huge difference to L and his daughter.
Still £100 left to donateTotal needed £150
This applicant is a Ukrainian mother whose child is now one year old and has started to walk. Their host does not earn a lot of money and the Ukrainian mother is on Universal Credit. Neither has enough money to purchase the safety equipment they now need, as the baby has started to walk. They also need a fireguard for the open fire, as the host cannot afford to keep the central heating on all of the time relying on the fire for background heat. They need the stairgates as the baby is mobile.
Still £140 left to donateTotal needed £190
M, a member of our local community, is currently homeless with three children, two of whom have special needs. She has been temporarily housed outside the area in a hotel in Perry Barr, but still needs to get the children to Benson School in Winson Green every day, which is approximately a five mile round trip. Donations towards a family bus pass would really help M's immediate financial situation, and ease some of her daily stress of managing the family and the longer school runs.
Still £175 left to donateTotal needed £200
Mum is an asylum seeking lady here with her four girls, aged thirteen, twelve, seven and five years old. The family attends our Family Hub. Mum struggles to pay utility bills and sometimes to secure food. She has approached us to request four single quilts and pillows for the girls beds, as they do not have adequate bedding now that the weather is getting colder. Mum cannot afford to buy these items which would make a great difference to the children getting a good sleep without waking up cold. Please could you help?
Still £70 left to donateTotal needed £150
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 lady is a single mum of two children who have been struggling at school as well as having health problems. Mum had been managing her budget well, but three months ago she took an unpaid sabbatical from work, in order to help the children catch up at school before they move up to high school. This has led to a dinner money debt that this lady is anxious to pay off before Christmas.
Still £55 left to donateTotal needed £55
This lady, who is struggling with debt, is working with a local Christians Against Poverty Debt Centre has recently moved house because her children have returned to live with her. She has managed well to make it a home, but needed two single beds which have been sourced free in the local area. Would you be able to contribute to the cost of a reliable ‘man with a van’ to move the beds so they can settle into their new home soon? Many thanks.
Still £65 left to donateTotal needed £70
This lady, who has custody of her two grandchildren, is on basic Universal Credit. For a year, they lived in a one bedroomed bungalow, but now have been moved into a house with a bedroom for each child. The cost of moving has left mum with very little money to provide the extra furniture needed. A bed for each child would be a massive help to this family.
Still £150 left to donateTotal needed £150
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