We have a long term appeal called 'Bags of Love'. This provides sleeping bags and rucksacks for the homeless, refugees and asylum seekers. If you would like to donate to this fund please visit our 'Donations' page.
If you would like to distribute some bags in a local outreach project please email us for info.
We have an ongoing knitting project called ‘knit2gether’! For all you who like knitting, we are asking that you knit gloves, hats and scarves for the UK homeless.
Thank you to all the people who have been knitting for this
project - many of your hats and scarves are now being used by the grateful homeless. Many are being used on the ‘I Am Not Lost’ campaign where they are tied to a post or railing to be found.
LONDON - BARNET
S. EAST - GUILDFORD & HORLEY
S. CENTRAL - OXFORD
EAST - CAMBRIDGE
N. EAST - WARDLEY
N. WEST - SHEFFIELD
S. WEST - EXETER & CLEVEDON
W. MIDLANDS - HEREFORD
MIDLANDS - WESTLEIGH, ASHBY & SOLIHULL
SCOTLAND - GLASGOW SOUTH
WALES: FLAT 2, NEWTON COURT
CARE HOME< SWANSEA
Central collection - Access Irrigation, 5 Barley Croft, Crick, Northants, NN6 7XS. Open office hours.
Please get in touch if you need our suggested patterns posting. Why not let your neighbours know about it and set up a local ‘Knit & Natter’ group at your hall?
This is a great way to build relationships with your local community and help the homeless together.
*More collection points are being added so please contact us or check our BlogSpot for the latest in your area. We are looking for more churches to help as collection points, especially in areas were we don’t currently have any, so we would love to hear from you if you can offer your hall or church.
For our winter appeal 2017 & 2018 we focused on rucksacks for the homeless and asylum seekers. These are really valuable items when you are on the streets to keep all your belongings together and the ones we chose were very good quality.
We set up a deal with an Amazon supplier called ‘Soarpop’ and launched the appeal under the same name ‘Bags of Love’. Thankfully you all responded generously again and as the funds came in, we were able to arrange the delivery of 20 rucksacks to each of our 41 distributing churches and groups.
They took them down to their local shelters, charities and street teams and each year many 100's were distributed in this way.
In Winter 2019 we ran a 'Cups of Love' appeal which helped to distribute Greggs vouchers to the streets. Once again, this was a huge success and we motivated our churches into action.