We are supporting a mum with 9 children, 7 of whom are under 16 years. Mum is really struggling with their behaviour and to stay on top of the house. She needs to lay some flooring in the living room. We have got a quote for £210.00 to buy the carpet and get it fitted. We have been able to raise £110 from volunteers and need the last £100. This will make such a huge difference to mum, both practically and to know that people care enough to support her in this way.
Mum and her three children were re-located to Walsall from London due to domestic abuse. She suffers with low mood, and her property has unresolved issues. We have been able to provide a volunteer to offer emotional support, and some goods which have made their house more homely. She now needs a washing machine. She had one sourced by her land lord's agent but this caught fire and she has been told there is nothing they can do to replace it.
M is caring for a mother & baby that Social Services have placed with her. She feels that the mother has issues with parenting & relationships & needs to develop a sense of confidence in herself to keep herself from risky relationships, & exposing her baby to potentially dangerous situations. She'd like to arrange for the mother to have some counselling sessions helping with these issues & enabling her to take the next steps in caring for her baby. Social services don't cover this cost.
P is in his 30's and a single parent of 2 children of 11 and 7 years old, he has been unemployed for a long time and consequently struggling to replace any white goods or large items in the home. P is in debt but has decided to seek help in dealing with this. Getting P a second hand washer would help him practically & be an encouragement in knowing there is help to be had and a way to sort out the difficulties in his life. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Lisa is a single mum of a 4 year old and 12 year old. She recently split up her partner so lost childcare for her son. She had to give up work as she could not afford to pay for extra childcare. She is waiting for benefits to come through. Debts are building up and she is very anxious. A donation from Acts 435 would help her greatly. Thank you.
Shelley is a single mum who is struggling to hold down a job and bring up her girls. Her eldest daughter is due to go into hospital soon. She desperately needs some new clothes to help her to feel more grown up. Please would you help Shelley to buy some clothes for her daughter and cope better. Thank you
Emma has recently escaped from domestic violence. She needs support especially for school uniforms and shoes for her 2 children. Their school requires them to have specific blazers. Please would you help Emma to buy these items and make a fresh start for her family. Thank you
Vicky lost her baby boy on 6/12/2016 and a part of her grievance she wants to make a headstone in remembrance of him. The money will help to pay for it.
S has three children. She is struggling to pay bills, debts and make christmas special this year. It would be lovely to take her christmas shopping and help her to choose presents for her children. She is being supported with her parenting at the moment and suffers with poor mental health. Your gift could make a real difference.
A is on a very low income. She has 4 children - boys aged 10 and 6 and girls aged 12 and 6. Money is very tight and there is nothing spare for Christmas gifts for the children. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
C currently seeing Noah's Ark for help with a Debt Relief Order, she has 3 dependents who are all growing out of their clothes she is struggling to replace them and her young son aged 11 is in need of a new pair of football boots Any help would be appreciated.
N has recently been signed off work due to a torn retina. He lives with his wife and two children and is struggling financially due to the reduction in income. He is expected to be out of work until January 2018 due to this problem. As the household income has lowered, the family are finding it difficult to pay bills and purchase food. Please help this family with living expenses to support until their circumstances and N's health improves.
F is a single mum of 2 daughters. She has come to us for help with her debts and it became apparent that she doesn't have any money to buy a winter coat and shoes for her daughters, especially as they are growing and cannot fit in last year's. Having a new coat would mean the girls wouldn't be cold and stand out in when they go to school and the hospital. Thank you for any help you can offer.
Young parents with 4 children are struggling to keep on top of their home. Mums health has been poor and while she has kept the downstairs OK the children's bedrooms need to be decluttered. Mum is really willing for the support and is not attached to anything, but just hasn't physically been able to do it. We have some volunteers ready to help her and so just need the support to hire the skip.
Mum 3 children (12, 3 and 2 years) need support for a new floor in their dining room which is currently just concrete. This is the only space in the house the children have to play in but it is currently not useable. We have supported mum with a volunteer who has helped to encourage her and build her confidence. Mum is now leaving the home and building other friendships in the community. We are really keen to be able to support the family in this practical way.
We are supporting an older mum and her family. They would really like to get a desk for their 11-year-old son. Family life has historically been quite chaotic but he finally has his own bedroom and we are keen to help him create a sanctuary for himself. He is very studious so we are hoping to be able to gift him a desk so he has a tidy and quiet space to do his homework.
B was working until May this year when she broke her foot in a fall. The foot had to be pinned and is slowly healing. B has an operation later this month to remove the pin Her job entails standing so she cannot return to it until her foot is fully healed. The DWP have said she is fit for work, reduced her benefits and she is waiting, as many are, for Universal Credit. It will be a struggle this year to buy presents for her two children. This grant will help hr family have a happier Christmas.
Single parent of a 7 year old boy had to flee a difficult family situation and move to a completely new area. The house she was moved into has very little carpet. Mum has raised some funds to get some of the rooms carpeted but still needs hallway and stairs doing. Mum would be so grateful if she could have home ready in time for Christmas.
Young mum with 2 children needing wardrobes had to leave home due to domestic violence and start again. She is now in a safe place and needs help to settle and set up a new home for her children.
M and his partner have combined debts and payments taken from his low wages this leaves very little money to pay for rent and food. They have children age 5 years and six months old. Other debts are mounting up fast.They are working with Debt Advisors to try and manage what little money they have, and are hopeful that a Debt Relief Order will enable them to have a new start with finances and lift the heavy burden of debt. Please if you are able to help, they would be very grateful. Thank you
B has two boys aged 5 and 11. He is a single dad separated from his wife who has poor mental health. B is struggling on Universal credit and not well himself. His boys need new school shoes, sports shoes and clothes. One of the boys plays Rugby for a local team and B is not able to afford all this demands. It would be wonderful to help this family survive the winter.