SCRATCH redistributes donated furniture and household items to those in need. In our last full year, ending March 2019 we carried out 1065 deliveries, benefitting 1325 adults and 1003 children. Many of the people we help have experienced homelessness and when allocated a property don’t have the furniture needed to turn an empty shell into a home.
Our package can range in price from £100 to £170 depending on where the family live (reduced cost in some areas thanks to local authority funding).
Here are some quotes from people we have recently helped.
“I am amazed at how much furniture I have been given, I am very happy with the service - I had nothing and now I have a lot.”
“SCRATCH team, I just want to say how impressed I am with your organisation – I was with a family when furniture was being delivered. Your delivery man was so kind and helpful. Also, the amount and condition of the items given was impressive. The bedding items were so lovely, the children just loved their beds.”
“I am so thrilled, everything will fit so well. Can’t believe I now own all this stuff after moving in with nothing”.
“I remember how joyed up and buoyed up I was the day SCRATCH delivered my furniture after three months without any. SCRATCH does a fine job in making (people) like me feel like we too might possibly belong to society somehow”.