St Thomas Church Swansea Social Outreach

by Steven Bunting in Swansea, Swansea, United Kingdom

St Thomas Church Swansea Social Outreach

£19,524

raised so far

+ est. £2016.75 Gift Aid

86

supporters

Transform lives through our foodbank, Baby Basics, Night Shelter, Surplus food distribution and youth and childrens work.

by Steven Bunting in Swansea, Swansea, United Kingdom

New stretch target

The only way we can continue supporting our city is if we have the generous backing of the wider community.  All money raised by the activities of St Thomas Church go straight back into transforming the lives of people.  


Over the last 7 years we have been supporting our community and city through our social outreach programmes.  These include our foodbank that currently supports over 100 families per week, giving them essential food and toiletry items to support through a crisis.  Our Baby Basics charity supports vulnerable mothers with a gift of a moses basket and everything the baby and mother need for the first three months of the babies life.  We give around 15 a month.  We collect over 500kg of surplus food from supermarkets each week and distribute it to those who need it, both preventing the waste of food and preventing food poverty.  We host a night shelter for the homeless between January and April each year (pending covid regulations).  We support families at Christmas with the distribution of over 200 presents to children and adults who wouldn't receive them. On Christmas Day we host a free Christmas Meal for everyone who would be alone, and provide entertainment, transport and gifts to make Christmas special.  Everything we do is to support those in most need. 

During August...

* Supported 15 newborn babies have a better start to life through our Baby Basics Programme.

* Distributed food to 325 adults and 93 children through our foodbank.

* Collecting and distributing over half of ton of surplus food from supermarkets collected on over 80 occasions.

* Provided 360 free breakfasts for families with board games as part of our summer of fun.

* Offered 150 free cinema screening places, 90 free craft/science/messy play session places and 50 free baking lesson places.

This Christmas we are also distributing over 1000 bags of treats to those who most need support at Christmas time including families living in poverty, isolated older people and those reliant on the foodbank

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