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Clothe & Feed – Helping Hands Hub – MOBILE UNIT

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Clothe & Feed – Helping Hands Hub – MOBILE UNIT

Here at Clothe & Feed we have defined the material essentials people need for a decent standard of living, like basic food, warm clothing and the everyday family equipment essentials like pushchairs, baby equipment and toiletries. Being in poverty means different things to different people. Poverty is a temporary experience for some and a long-term situation for others.

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£675.00 Raised

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North Tyneside, UK, United Kingdom (UK)

INTRODUCTION

Being in poverty means different things to different people. Poverty is a temporary experience for some and a long-term situation for others. People and families can have different fixed costs to contend with as well, like childcare, housing and costs associated with disability, as well as spiralling debts or ill health. Here at Clothe & Feed we have defined the material essentials people need for a decent standard of living, like basic food, warm clothing and the everyday family equipment essentials like pushchairs, baby equipment and toiletries.

Clothe & Feed started out in life being inspired by an empty food collection point inside a major supermarket in Newcastle upon Tyne. Surely there was a much better, cleverer way to improve levels of donated food relevant for Foodbank use… and there was! The eureka idea is that the supermarket could present shoppers with baskets of food ingredients for meals upon arrival at the entrance to the busy store, each basket could be purchased for say £5.00, this could help an individual or family with the key ingredients required to cook a number of fresh, hot, nutritious meals.

Well hats off to Morrisons Supermarket – Cowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, whose Store Manager saw the merit in such an idea and trialled the pilot for a week. To everyone’s surprise the pilot was an amazing success in selling £1,200 of food baskets resulting in a bumper delivery to the local Foodbank.

Charged with the success, a visit was arranged to the local Foodbank which coincided with the day Shelter Newcastle were holding their Foodbank client helpdesk and it was that meeting which revealed the urgent need to support young mums and vulnerable children in other complimentary ways such as baby equipment, clothes, toiletries, school uniforms and refurbished white goods.

Clothe & Feed now had a mission! It was to relieve clothing and food poverty for vulnerable people and dependents in local communities, giving each and every person affected a helping hand out of poverty.

 

THE IDEA

We understand that not all people who require a helping hand can visit our hub in Newcastle upon Tyne, so we have set out a plan to take the hub to the people.

The Clothe & Feed Team would love to create a mobile version of the aptly named ‘Helping Hands Hub’. This mobile hub would provide a condensed version all of the services that Clothe & Feed currently operate, being warm winter clothing, pre-worn school uniforms, essential baby equipment, toiletries, and nutritious food to make a hot meal.

The mobile van would be fully kitted out with shelving, clothing racks, cold storage and an information desk where individuals can enquire about other community services that could help them put their lives back on track.

 

THE COSTS

We are looking to crowdfund a total of £45,000 for the low loader van/vehicle purchase, internal fit-out costs, equipment and dry goods shelving, clothing hanging rails, sign writing and counter top desk space for vital community services information.

All costs are segregated into various critical project demands, including:

  • Vehicle Purchase
  • Internal Fit-Out
  • Clothing Rails
  • Secure Shelving
  • Sign Writing
  • Built-in Counter/Desk
  • Legal & Insurance

 

THE BOTTOM LINE

Whilst the foodbanks deservedly are in the headlines, there is another massive need in local communities to help struggling vulnerable people and families with warm clothing, nutritious food, basic baby equipment and essential toiletries. The cost of these items is prohibitively expensive for many young families and often children go without the necessities many of us take for granted. This mobile Helping Hands unit will make a huge difference to its local community and will become a vital link for people in need of those necessities, but who cannot afford them. The mobile hub will also be a safe place where people can talk in confidence about current issues in their life, and information to help and resolve issues will be available within the mobile Helping Hands unit.

Let’s join together and help fund this great project, by donating even the smallest amount you will be giving a helping hand to the most vulnerable of people in your community… be good, be a fundr!


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£5

Fund only £5.00 and buy a basket of basic food ingredients for a family to cook a day ‘s worth of fresh, hot meals this winter. It’s about providing the necessities for the people in need to help themselves, with a helping hand from you. For every £5.00 funded 30% (£1.50) will go towards the Clothe & Feed - Helping Hands Hub - MOBILE UNIT project.

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£10

Fund only £10.00 and buy a two baskets of basic food ingredients for a family to cook three days’ worth of fresh, hot meals this winter. It’s about providing the necessities for the people in need to help themselves, with a helping hand from you. For every £10.00 funded 30% (£3.00) will go towards the Clothe & Feed - Helping Hands Hub - MOBILE UNIT project.

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£50

Fund £50.00 and buy a shopping trolley of basic food ingredients for a family to cook fourteen days’ worth of fresh, hot meals this winter. It’s about providing the necessities for the people in need to help themselves, with a helping hand from you. For every £50.00 funded 30% (£15.00) will go towards the Clothe & Feed - Helping Hands Hub - MOBILE UNIT project.

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Estimated Delivery: Dec, 2019
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