Acts 435 is a revolutionary website that allows people to give
money directly to others. Managed through a network of churches and local charities,
our goal is to get 100% of your donations quickly to those in need.
Acts 435 is a fantastic initiative which puts people who are in
need in touch with those that can help. It is a very simple idea
but a very exciting one! I am proud that the Church is taking
practical steps to help those facing practical difficulties.
Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York
Donors have the assurance that every penny of what they give
will go directly to the individual they have chosen to help
Acts 435 looks just wonderful and I am thrilled that some of the Vineyard churches have so bought in. We are a pretty missional lot and people are grateful to be helped to give in radical and effective ways like this. I wish to commend Acts 435 for providing such an imaginative service to the givers as well as the receivers!
Eleanor Mumford, Co-founder of the Vineyard Churches in UK and Ireland
£798,000given to people in need
99%of requests posted met by donors in full
8,320people benefitted from Acts 435
* Launched nationally in July 2010, and growing organically
through the churches, progress to end August 2016
(see monthly stats).
A and his partner have 3 little boys, all under the age of 5, they have all been diagnosed with varying degrees of Autism along with other complications, they are both struggling to cope with the visits back and forth to assessments and they have come to us for support as they are feeling desperate and can't afford the fuel to get to the hospital appointments for the next few weeks.
Client has been a victim of domestic violence for quite some time. 8/9 months ago E was punched and there was a strangulation attempt. Suffered black eyes, swollen cheek. Child was present. She was forbidden from seeing friends and from working, so high degree of isolation. Partner now has left and E is extremely proactive in finding out about her rights. She is looking for a job. But because she has not worked in the UK she cannot access certain benefits right away.
K has learning difficulties and would love to move closer to his family for support.
He has joined the credit union and managed to save £50 towards a £180 bond.
He has a flat in mind but could do with your help to make this happen.
The applicant has mental health problems making her very confused. She felt out of control and the DSS overpaid her child tax benefit and then asked for it back. She finally went for help to the Citizens Advice Bureau. They have advised a Debt Relief Order but she needs the fee to go head and sort out her finances.
I am a young lady who is fleeing domestic abuse and unfortunately fell further behind with my rent and now have arrears of £700. I have struggled financially for a significant period of time due to an ex-partner not paying their share of the bills and then doing a moonlight flit leaving me to pick up the debts.
Young man who was homeless has now found shared accommodation. He is trying to resettle in a new town and with no possessions on him apart from his clothing, we managed to source furniture and some bits of cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. He is now needing a bank account so that he can have his benefits paid in but as he was homeless he has no ID to open a current account. We managed to find a bank that can give him a savings account but he needs £10 to open it. Can you please help?
Received £10 through Acts 435.
£120 needed for To fund a gas and electric bill
From Worksop - 42 years old
This gentleman has been off work for a number of months due to an injury to his shoulder which may well need an operation. He had his wallet stolen and had to borrow money for his gas and electricity. He has now repaid the money borrowed, but is still behind with his gas which is on pre-payment meter.
He needs the funds to fund his pre-payment meter and to give him credit for gas. Funds are also needed for electricity.
Once this is sorted out, he will be able to keep going on present income.
Received £120 through Acts 435.
£120 needed for Food & bills
From London - 46 years old
Tracy, single parent of 3 with a seriously disabled young man, volunteers a lot in the community while her disabled child and the other 2 are at School. Her carer's benefit stopped abruptly now that her seriously disabled child turned 18, but still lives with her but not on benefit as he lives with mum.
With house rent arrears of £500, Tracy is desperate for help as she faces eviction. I have referred her to an overstretched CAP not able to give an appointment until 10/10/16. Any help helps!
Received £120 through Acts 435.
£95 needed for Ex-military man with PTSD to visit mother
From Chacewater - 53 years old
J is an ex military man whose son was killed aged 20 in Afghanistan. He suffers debilitatingly from PTSD and depression. He was made redundant 2 years ago and in that time has not been able to visit his 79 year old mum in Manchester.
Can you help with the train fare please? It would mean the world to him.
Received £95 through Acts 435.
£120 needed for tumble drier
From Leicester - 28 years old
This poor family had a dreadful sequence of events. They moved home because the husband was being threatened & his wife was then sexually assaulted. She is now on anti-depressants. Their two children have both got skin conditions making a tumble drier necessary but they cannot afford one. They have taken out debts to move to safety & are struggling to repay them. They have both worked & are desperate to turn around their lives. The horrible thing for them both is the effect on their children.
When I told Jackie about this donation this was her response...
Oh how wonderful, I truly can't believe the kindness of people, to a person they don't even know. Thank you so much for doing this for me. You don't know what it means to me. I'm totally overwhelmed. I will sleep better tonight, I know that.That money will certainly help me more than you can imagine. I want them to know how grateful I am so do tell them please for me - I don't know what the correct thing to do is.
Love, light and many rainbows Jackie
Sam has really benefited from the gift for school shoes. She was so pleased to be able to buy a pair for each of her children! She was delighted to purchase new socks and underwear for her growing teenage boys! There was even money for a top for herself as she spent her money wisely in a sale. My befriender Angie took Sam for coffee after the shoping trip and they were able to talk about the difficulties in her life. Angie was able to support and encourage her. This opportunity was created because of the generous gifts from Acts 435!
They needed a cooker and found Jesus
The couple came to us at Christmas time last year in need of a cooker. Because of the generosity of one of the Acts 435 supporters we were able to do this. We were also able to lead the couple to Jesus and they remain a very precious part of our Saturday Gathering family having now been baptised and confirmed.
Mother moved by gift to want to get her 2 children baptised
This is the second time we have helped 'J' and her family (daughter 4 and son aged 1).
'J' is a single mum and has had a lot of struggles with mental health, but loves her children and always puts them first on her limited income.
Her small home suffers with damp problems and she can't move at present due to lack of available social housing accommodation locally. She had to throw out old beds due to damp infestation and she is very moved by the generosity of the gift to replace the beds.
We talked to her about baptising her children last year and she talked to a local minister, but she has difficulty with organised church. She volunteered to me this week following the gift that she feels God wants her to get her children baptised and she is starting the process of arranging this with a local Anglican Church.
After the death of her partner in her bedroom a lady in Liverpool was unable to sleep in the room, and slept on the sofa downstairs. Her partner died 2 years ago. She had dealt with some of her bereavement but the process had stopped and she was struggling with depression. The new mattress replaced her old one and has enabled her to sleep upstairs. Not only that but she said she had slept well for the first time in 'ages.' Her bereavement process is still ongoing but she can move on a bit now.