HVC Community Compassion Projects

by Highway Vineyard Church in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

HVC Community Compassion Projects

£2,484

 
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£7,500 target 60 days left
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Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 17th December 2021 at 6:00pm

We support local people in need with food; baby / toddler clothes & equipment; life skills; basic budgeting; & well being courses.

by Highway Vineyard Church in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Invest for impact through these community projects!

For more about our story scroll to the end.

Food Bank & Pantry

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Grow Baby

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Money Advice

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Life Skills

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Wellbeing

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Our story At the start of the pandemic in April 2020 we wanted to help people in need. One of our church members worked at a children centre and told us of families who were struggling due to not being able to work but also not being able to claim any benefits. These families were going hungry, worried about eviction, worried about their children. A few of us started buying nappies and food to help these families and we soon realised that we needed to start a food bank. We asked our church family for donations and opened the food bank at the beginning of May 2020. The first week we had 22 families come for food. This increased to 33 families in the second week, and over 40 families in the third. We have been open every week since and regularly give out food and essential items to between 40 and 50 families.

As we met with these families it was apparent that they needed more than just food and so we started our Grow Baby project which provides baby clothes and equipment for 0-5 year old.

It might seem like life is getting back to normal but the needs of people in our area are still intense and we want to do more to help our community.

We are looking to employ a Life Skills and Well Being Courses manager to help us increase the impact we can make in the lives of local people.

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