We have been so lucky this year to have been chosen by 52 Lives in their christmas project, setting up an Amazon Wish list (link here) and we have received some amazing presents. We have been absolutely overwhelmed with how generous everyone is. 52 Lives have a target of getting gifts for 1000 people and we have been lucky enough to be included as one of their chosen charities.
Just two days worth of deliveries here! Our ladies and children will be so excited.
A huge thank you to everyone at 52 Lives who has helped us in receiving these wonderful pressies. Follow the link to find out some more about 52 Lives and how you can help. video tells you some more about their amazing project!
Today is the launch of our December appeal which we will be working on for the next 3 months.
We are still collecting gifts for babies and teenagers please keep sharing, everything we have received so far has been great!
Whether it’s any gift sets you have to give away, chocolates, sweets and treats, or unused gifts and games for teenagers. We couldn’t do it without your help, support and incredible donations. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE.
We have received lots of amazing donations so far this month. Literature and Laughter for Ladies and Crochet & Chatter group as well as Bott & Co solicitors donated an amazing amount of babies clothes, some pyjamas and lots of gorgeous gift sets!
Thank you to Gift of a Wash Kit for your amazing support and donations throughout September we are getting closer to reaching our Christmas goals.
St. Crispins Church in Fallowfield donated all their harvest foods to us on Friday, which has helped us fully stock up our pantry.
This week we are really lucky to be able to receive a share of the harvest food donation collected by Manchester High School for Girls so we can focus all our work on reaching our December target.
Our December appeal gets bigger and bigger every year as we are rising by a massive 60 percent in referrals from 2015 to 2016. We already know the number of women and children accessing us this December will be bigger than last, so we need all the help we can get.
We are preparing early which why we’ve set up our new Crowdfunding page to raise as much as we can for our December appeal. Click here to read more about it and donate! Please read our crowdfunding page, share with family and friends and give what you can.
Our August collection is womens pyjamas, nighties and dressing gowns.
In September we want to collect as much childrens nightwear as we can to help our appeal, please get collecting!
From October- December we are aiming to collect presents for children aged between 0-1 as well as presents for teenagers (boys and girls), and any toiletries and treats for our women. We hope you can help us keep on track of our target for the busy few months!
Our August appeal aim is 150 items of women’s nightwear. We are already a third of the way there with nearly 50 donations! The support has been amazing, Literature and Laughter for Ladies and Crochet and Chatter are collecting lots as we speak. The Estates team at CMFT are also collecting for us and we have also had lots of individuals promising us donations.
Yesterday we heard that Soroptimist International of Manchester are pledging us 30 items of Pyjamas or dressing gowns!!!!! We are so grateful. Please keep giving, help us reach our target for christmas collections.
September will be our children’s pyjamas collection, so keep an eye out!
Thank you to everyone collecting for us and who has donated.
Gift of a Wash Kit helped out at Gatley Festival in July, they managed a stall on our behalf.
There was a quiz, children’s colouring in table, a drawing competition as well as some beautiful handmade craft gifts for sale and food hampers!
Their first prize for guessing the sweets in the jar went to Leoni with 97! It was a wonderful day, Gift of a Wash Kit raised nearly £70 for us!
Thank you to everyone who came
Every month we launch an appeal for what we are short off, this month we have already received lots of donations of tea, coffee, rice and pasta. Last Saturday Karen, Pauline, Julie and Sarah collected at Morrisons in Chorlton so are well stocked up with basic essentials.
This month we are asking if you could visit the world food aisle in your supermarket and donate some international non perishable items that we dont get donated but will be greatly appreciated.
Literature and Laughter for Ladies did the Manchester Colour Run on Saturday 1st July to raise money for Emmeline’s Pantry. They raised £470 for us so far!
If you want to donate to their cause click here!
Volunteer Sarah completed the Great Manchester Run with her sister Maria who came all the way from Ireland to help raise money for us. They managed to raise an amazing total of £314 which was over their target!!
Every penny Sarah raised goes straight into providing a service for women in need in Manchester. Her fundraising helped us provideeven more fresh Halal products as well as toiletries and clothing for the women to choose from. We were absolutely delighted with how well they did.