27/10/2020 - More families in crisis…

Woman staring out a window at rain

This week, cross-party homeless champion, Dame Louise Casey, declared that Britain was entering into a ‘period of destitution’, meanwhile Marcus Rashford launched another free school meals campaign to extend to the Christmas holidays and beyond to combat child hunger.

Child poverty in the UK is a silent scandal. While we remain the 7th wealthiest country in the world, we have the highest rate of child poverty in the industrialised world.

Almost a quarter of a million children don’t have a permanent home in England due to a shortage of social housing. This has a disruptive and frightening long-term impact on their lives.

Covid has exacerbated this crisis, with many families using food banks for the very first time in the UK.

At Giving World we have seen need increase by over 400% during the last 6 months.

Almost every one of you has donated surplus for us to distribute. If you have surplus please consider donating it to us again now.

Or perhaps nominate another friendly business to donate their business surplus. There are even massive benefits to their business, described here.

If you don’t have surplus you can help by donating £10 to build a box of cleaning products and toiletries. Items that are already luxury items for those living in poverty. You can find out more about that by contacting sujata@givingworld.org.uk.

It almost feels like a footnote, but Christmas is coming. So we have launched our Christmas appeal, where we match toys to children that would get nothing unless we intervened. If you can help again this year please contact bindu@givingworld.org.uk.

There you go, 3 urgent calls to action this month.

  • Donate surplus goods to help us with the increased need we are seeing due to Covid.
  • Donate a tenner to build a box of household essentials for a family in need.
  • Donate toys and books for our Christmas appeal.

Thanks once again for your vital support.