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!

Lockdown week 10 update - and the last week of our appeal!

Lockdown week ten... It was a RECORD week again. We didn't think it could get any busier than last week, but somehow it did, despite being closed for the bank holiday on Monday.

This week we provided 347 people with emergency essentials. Many are in extreme hardship, and around 1 in 3 are children. We met one family with an active asylum claim and no recourse to public funds. The children were crying because they don't have a laptop to do their schoolwork online like other kids. We've now managed to find them one.

Since this started, we've helped almost 2,400 people. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming. But we've seen such INCREDIBLE kindness and generosity too. For example, the big food donation below came in balanced on a mobility scooter from a family who said they were giving back to the community because our advocates had helped them with debts and benefits issues and provided their children with toys at Christmas to make them“feel just like other kids."

We are now entering the last week of our emergency appeal. We've been stunned at the response and the lovely messages of support, and we've raised over £9,000. It's honestly more than we expected or hoped for, and it will make a huge difference to our work and to the community. For example, it could pay for two months of shopping for our foodbank and emergency deliveries. With one week to go, we'd love to see if we can reach £10,000. We're really close, so anything you can do to help share and keep getting the word out would be hugely appreciated!

Thank you all again so much for your support of our appeal and our work in East London - it's been hugely encouraging for all of us and we're massively grateful!

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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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