H is from a Gypsy family but wants to attend college to complete a hairdressing course so that she can get a job. H has recently lost her Nan to cancer, who had been a huge support for her. The costs of the funeral have meant that the family have been unable to purchase the uniform and equipment that H needs at this time.
B is a refugee from Eritrea who has recently been evicted from his asylum accommodation and has been given a room in a shared house. He has very little furniture and although he has been to some charities has been unable to get any bedding. He is actively looking for work and is very keen to integrate and find security in the UK. He would be very grateful for any help for him to buy some clean bedding and some clothes as he has very few warm clothes for the winter months ahead.
G recently took in two of his children aged 12 & 17 as their mother refused to house them any further. This meant G applying to Purbeck Housing for assistance as the accommodation he was in wasn’t suitable for them all. G and his boys are now in temporary housing and he is receiving Universal Credit. One of the children is due to start a new school in September and the uniform, which is compulsory is unaffordable. It is very expensive as various items will be needed such as blazer, tie, PE kit & shirts.
J is a single parent living with her four year old son in rented accommodation. She works part time as a support worker for a care company, and claims Universal Credit to top up her income. J needs help purchasing a school uniform for her son as she is not eligible to apply to the Care Workers Charity, as she has no health problems and hasn't experienced a crisis situation. J has bought some of the items she needs already but is struggling to afford the rest.
This lady receives Universal Credit but is struggling to find money for any extras that are needed. She especially needs help to buy school uniforms and shoes for her children. A donation from Acts 435 would make a great difference to her and her family. Thank you so much.
This lady is 3 months pregnant and looking forward to the birth of her longed-for baby in February. She has some learning difficulties and has struggled to find paid work. At the moment she is unable to work due to ill health. Although she is receiving Universal Credit, she cannot afford to buy new clothes and her existing clothes no longer fit her because of her pregnancy. She would be very grateful for any help you could offer her with this.
An asylum seeking family new to Leeds have been granted a school place for two children, but they are unable to afford the full price of school uniforms. They have some of the funds but still require £120 to provide the children with the full uniforms. Please help them to have what they need for school.
A is a single mum with 3 children (2 of whom are teenagers) living with her. Her ex husband has just stopped paying maintenance for the children as he quit his job and is living off his partner's wages. A has got to get new school uniforms for the children and some sports clothes too, which she can not afford. She has asked if her ex husband will help, but he has refused. Please can you help before they go back to school on the 4th September?
This young man lives with some mental issues and lost his last job due to a domineering manager. He has no reasonable clothing for interviews and getting a new job would improve his mental state. A donation will both help him get back into employment and out of money struggles as well as raise his self esteem and confidence.
A young mum with 3 children has recently been left by her husband. She does not have any financial support in place yet as she waits for this to be sorted out. She would really benefit from some help with uniform so the children can go back to school in the right clothes and for her not to worry about the start of term.
This family - mum, dad and 10 year old daughter - are clients of Christians Against Poverty. They are going through a Debt Relief Order. They are both unemployed. Dad broke his back two years ago and is unable to get back into work, and he also has the added problem of not being able to read or write. He is having one to one teaching at present. They are on a very low income and have to top up their rent as this is quite high. Money for their daughter's uniform would be very helpful indeed.
This lady has been accessing our debt relief services for some time and is doing really well. She has recently had to cope with worsening mental health and anxiety issues, but is still managing to care for her two children. The older child is due to be going to a new school in September and the cost of uniform is prohibitively expensive. Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated.
J has three children at school, one of whom is disabled. She is on benefits and her debts mean that she has no spare money to buy the children their school uniforms. Please help this family if you are at all able.
This single lady suffers from serious mental health issues and is also facing bankruptcy. She tries so hard to do her best for her children but, at times, it all becomes too much for her. If you could lift one burden by helping her to buy new school uniform for her son who is being transferred to a special school, that would be wonderful. Thank you.
This young mother with three children, having fled from domestic violence, needs new school uniforms as they are in a different area now. She does not have any money to pay for two uniforms and feels so worried about her and the children's future. Her youngest child is not old enough for school yet. They have gone through so much and helping her with this would mean so much to her.
This Mother with young teenage children needs help buying school uniforms. They have fled domestic violence with only the black bags they could carry. As they are in a new area they need two uniforms. They have no clothes suitable for the winter either but school uniform comes first on their needs so at least they can begin to get back to a safe routine. They would so appreciate your help.
Our client is a lone parent with a daughter still at school. Unfortunately the family lost all their belongings in a house fire recently. Our client just about manages to balance her budget and supplements her income with a few days here and there of casual work. Whilst she is managing to slowly get life back on track after the fire and has secured new accommodation, she is struggling with large expenses and currently needs to buy new school uniforms. With the new term starting soon, can you help?
Dad is a single parent with two boys at primary school. He is receiving benefits which during the school holidays do not cover the basics and he has had to use the foodbank to get food for the boys. He has no money for new school uniforms and shoes, particularly for his eldest son. Your support for this dad would be greatly appreciated.
S approached Christians Against Poverty for help after struggling to make ends meet for her family, she has worked hard to pay off most of her debts but is not able to clear the last few debts and as a result doesn't have enough money to feed herself and her 4 young girls. She has no spare money for school uniform which is causing her great anxiety on top of the stress of relying on Foodbanks. Your gift would make a big difference to her family at this time, thank you.