BDCA Covid Appeal!

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BDCA Covid Appeal!

Total raised £10,134

raised so far

+ est. £1936.00 Gift Aid



Together, we can help East London make it through this crisis!

Our busiest week yet...

Week 9 of lockdown was our busiest yet. Tuesday was also the busiest day at our foodbank, since it opened in 2013. 

Stacey, our Families and Children Project Co-ordinator, says "I was in awe of our volunteers, working so hard, but still with such kindness and care, in such a hot and busy environment!" 

We've now helped more than 2,000 people since lockdown started. Just to give you one example of the many different people coming to us for help, on Tuesday we delivered a big emergency relief pack to 15 international students. They've lost their jobs, they are living in crowded accommodation and they can't get home to India where their families are struggling themselves because of the crisis there. Stuck here without recourse to public funds, we were proud to give them a helping hand. 

Yesterday, we were able to include some chocolates and treats in our deliveries to Muslim families, to help them celebrate Eid at home on Saturday. Here is our volunteer Maruf, who has packed and worked so hard while observing Ramadan, with some of the treats!

Have a fantastic bank holiday weekend and please, continue to help share our appeal if you can! Thank you once again for all your generous support.

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This project offered rewards

£10 or more

£10 could provide an emergency foodbank parcel!

Your £10 could provide an emergency parcel for one vulnerable adult visiting our foodbank and help them to make it through the week.

£25 or more

£25 helps deliver a virtual activity for children!

Your £25 could help us deliver a virtual activity to support local families while schools are closed. For example, we provide a popular daily Community Craft session on our YouTube channel to help keep children entertained and learning!

£50 or more

£50 buys emergency essentials for two families!

Your £50 could enable us to deliver emergency relief packs of food, cleaning and and household products to two local families of five who are vulnerable or self-isolating.

£100 or more

£100 can teach lonely elders technology skills!

Your £100 could pay for a masterclass to help isolated elders learn new technology skills and get connected online. If you give £100 or more, you'll also receive a personal invitation to join our staff, volunteers and supporters at our 2020 celebration event to say thank you for being a BDCA hero! Date to be confirmed, subject to latest government advice. Please tick the option to allow us to communicate with you when making your donation.

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