'A' is a single parent of 2 boys age 7 and 3. They don't get any support from their father. The boys share a bedroom, but there is nowhere to put their clothes so they are in piles on the floor. Mum said she would love a large chest of drawers, 5 drawers with 2 small drawers at the top. This would help the boys to try to keep their room tidy as well as giving them space for their clothes.
G is moving from temporary supported accommodation into his own unfurnished flat. He's worked hard to get this following a very hard year: his wife passed away earlier this year and he was assaulted last month, leaving him requiring surgery on his back. A washing machine would mean that he no longer has to travel to a laundrette, something that he will struggle with due to his ongoing back injury and ulcerated leg. G engages well with support and is really motivated to make a go of his new flat.
This single woman suffers from depression and health problems, and has massive issues with going outside. All of these mean she is unable to work, and struggles financially. Her brother does help out practically but is not able to help financially. She currently does not have a fridge freezer, and would be very grateful for help to purchase one.
JM is mum to an 18 month old daughter and is struggling with her finances. Last year she moved benefits on to Universal Credit (UC). This caused lots of problems for her. She has a number of debts (bailiffs have now been instructed and this is causing J acute stress and anxiety) and we are supporting with these. J advised us that she doesn't have a washing machine and is washing all the families clothes by hand. With a small child not having a washing machine is proving a real challenge.
D lives alone and has mental health issues. She claims Universal Credit, but has benefit deductions which means that she is struggling and is in debt. She is in need of a new cooker as her old one has broken. She cannot afford to buy a new cooker so any help would be greatly appreciated.
L has 3 children aged 10, 7 and 3, her husband is unable to work due to ill health and so money is short. Not realising the drain was blocked caused water to feed back into her washing machine and the electrics gave up. At the same time her fridge freezer has packed up. L would be so grateful if donors could help her replace the washing machine.
My client spent a period of time homeless after his release from prison. He is fortunate to have recently moved into a stable home, but has no furniture or furnishings. He has a young son, who he hopes to have come to stay at weekends, but without any furniture or white goods this is not possible. We would be so grateful for any donations towards helping my client settle into his new house, make it a home, and provide a good environment for his son to visit. Any help would be much appreciated.
This lady is working with Christians Against Poverty to tackle her debts. She has has recently relocated to make a fresh start with her 2 daughters. She is in need of a cooker to be able to prepare cooked food for her and her daughters. All their diets are negatively affected by lack of adequate cooking facilities.
Mum has 3 young daughters and really struggles with her mental health. One of her major anxieties has been about the state of her carpets. This is going to have a real impact on mum’s well being because she always presents as so down and ashamed of her carpet, despite reassurances from people about it.
D has had to leave her home due to violence and abuse by her husband. She has left with her adult son who has “special needs”. D has managed to get a flat for herself and her son, and is starting to rebuild her life. Unfortunately the flat they have moved into does not have any carpets and she has approached us to see if we can help towards a new carpet.
AB needs a bed for her son, aged 8. He's outgrown his toddler bed and can't fit into it any more, so has been sharing with his mother for several years. Urgent need for a full size bed that will last him through to his teens. Your donation will help give them privacy. Thank you.
A 44 year old asylum seeking woman is studying in Leeds (English and Maths). Her course requires her to use a computer, and Google classroom. She has limited use of library computers, and so would find a laptop life-changing. Please help her to acquire a used laptop for her studies and to settle in the UK well.
S has been living in a women's refuge for the last eight months and has now been offered council housing. However, the property is a new build and is therefore unfurnished and has no carpets or flooring. S is a single parent with two children and would hugely appreciate any help towards affording flooring and carpets for her new property.
An asylum seeking woman living in Leeds is desperate for a computer as her very old computer has broken. She now has no means to email, go on the internet or keep in contact with others. She has found a used computer for £120. Please contribute to this request so she can access information that will help her situation and relieve her stress.
H, her husband and three children (the youngest aged two) live in a two-bedroom house without any carpets or floor coverings in the living room or kitchen. Both parents suffer from ill health and they are struggling with debt. A rug to cover the living room floor would mean that the children can play safely instead of on bare floors.
W had to move house due to her daughter being harassed. The harassment was so bad that the matter went to court. The family got moved out of the area. They are in a new flat but there is no flooring. They tried to get a loan but did not succeed. They would be very grateful for any help that can be given. Thank you.
LO fled domestic abuse and she and her four children lived in a refuge. She has now been offered a house but she has no benefits in place yet and no cooker. She is so worried that she will not be able to cook a meal for her children on Christmas day. We can get her a reconditioned cooker for £120.00 if you would be so kind as to donate to this lovely family.
NR has done really well to budget for her and her four children, she used to work part time but had to stop working due to her health. Now she relies on just her benefits, she thought by putting a little away each week she would be OK to cover the additional cost of Christmas but then her washer broke and the launderette is expensive for a family with 4 children. Having a reconditioned washer would really help this family - thank you.
Single mum who is pregnant (due in one month) and also has a 5 year old daughter. They are in temporary accommodation due to domestic abuse, but have found somewhere to live. They need help with buying bedroom furniture such as beds, wardrobes, etc. The family has lived in temporary accommodation (bed and breakfast) for several months, and mum is struggling to keep her head above water. Now they have a chance for a new beginning.
This young couple have just had their first child together. Mum was homeless for a while, and was given a bedsit, but now that they are a family they have been given a flat. They have struggled to work on a low wage, and have not relied on benefits, but this means that they are not entitled to any financial help. They are trying to get hold of a sofa, some storage and a cooker- with you help we can find as many second hand items as we can to purchase and provide for this young family.
T and her 4 year old daughter have an old cooker where the oven has stopped working and the gas hob keeps cutting out. Fixing it would cost more than a replacement so she is looking for some help in getting a new cooker before winter really sets in and Christmas arrives.
S is working well with Christians Against Poverty but has had several stays in hospital recently due to life limiting health issues. Her cooker is broken which means she has not been eating a brilliant diet. Now home again it would be lovely to provide her with a replacement cooker to enable her and her grown up son to make healthy meals.
SR is a single mother with 4 children and a baby on the way. She is struggling as her cooker is broken and she has to cook everything in a microwave. With 4 children she is unable to work and therefore only has a low income from benefits. She is being supported by the Food Bank at East Oldham Methoidst church.
G and her partner have just moved out of temporary accommodation and are now trying to set up their home before their first baby arrives in January. We are helping them with this, but they are without a cooker. This is essential to keep food costs down and to keep G healthy, as she has had a troubled pregnancy. If you could help her with this, we will get the cooker delivered and installed. Thank you so much for helping this family make a fresh start.
E has had no cooker since hers was condemned 6 months ago. She has been using a camping kitchen with two gas burners trying to feed a family of 6 in relays. She will be able to get a new cooker which can be installed for this amount, she could not afford the outlay herself due to trying to sort out her debt. She is working with CAP and hopes she will be able to get a cooker in time for Christmas. Thank you.
D is a single mum with two young children on a low income. Both her washing machine and fridge have broken down and she cannot afford to replace both. She would be very grateful for your help to replace the washing machine.
A single mum of 3 is working hard to keep herself out of debt. However, her washing machine didn’t get the memo and has broken just before Christmas! This has had a negative impact on her mental health as it feels like one thing too many. It would be great to bless her with a replacement washing machine.
Family consisting of Father and Daughter (aged 8). Through family issues the Mum no longer has contact with the Daughter. Dad is finding Christmas time difficult emotionally and financially. This money would go towards a new washing machine for the family in an attempt to reduce pressure and his anxiety and to ensure that the Daughter has clean clothes and clean uniform for school.
L is currently a Christians Against Poverty client and is working on a very tight budget to become debt free. Two years ago her husband became very ill and has only recently returned to work. She has 2 young girls. The family live in rented accommodation and their cooker blew up and it is not repairable. The family are not in a position to afford a new one and are currently borrowing a halogen oven from a friend. Please help us bless this family.
A 46 year old asylum seeker is without her own home, living with her cousin. She has no benefit and relies on local charities to help her with food. Because she is living with others, she has no place to store food that is given to her. Please help her with donations for a second hand refrigerator and delivery cost of £90 total.
This lady is in urgent need of a fridge/freezer as hers has broken. She has two children and and is in debt, and is currently using the foodbank to help provide food for herself and her family. She also uses our First Steps project for clothing for her children. She would be very grateful for your help to purchase a fridge/freezer.
N has had to move house for her safety following domestic violence. Unfortunately she has had to leave a lot of things in a rush and consequently doesn't have a cooker. Because of her traumatic past she isn't a well lady and just leaving the house causes her anxiety. Finding pleasure in cooking gives her a release from a lot of sadness in her life but currently she is unable to do this. Thank you for any help offered.
Mum of three, fled domestic violence from ex partner with her children. Struggling financially on top of Christmas to replace home furnishings as she had to leave home without any belongings. With support of family and victim engagement officer she has been able to have a fresh start in a new area away from her ex partner, but does not yet have a fridge or washing machine. We are requesting £120 to purchase her a reconditioned fridge.
This family's electric cooker broke down. They are on Employment Support Allowance and in significant debt due to ill health/ low income. Unable to purchase a replacement cooker as no spare money and do not want to get into more debt. We have supported this couple through Foodbank previously and often give food at the door. They plan to attend a free community lunch with their son on Christmas Day, but would it would be lovely to have Christmas at home with him.