We work with two charities, St Mungo's and Send a Cow. We hold several fundraisers during the year and the donation cans are left out in reception for anyone wanting to participate; but the bulk of our donations come from
1) left locker £1 coins
2) the purchase of our logoed locker tokens - cost £1
Our work provides poor families with the skills they need to build new lives free from poverty and hunger. By providing training, livestock, seeds and support, we restore hope and create stronger communities for the future. For every one person we help, 10 more go on to benefit.
Central to our work is our ‘Pass it On’ principle. Families working with Send a Cow pass on young livestock, seeds or training to others. And so on. And so on. This not only builds stronger communities, it allows us to help even more people to develop skills, confidence and self respect.
People are happier and healthier, children are educated, wealth is created and communities are more harmonious.
We work with women, orphans, child-headed households and people living with HIV/Aids. They have often lived in extreme poverty – despite their hard work. Yet now, with our support, they are starting to feed their families, send their children to school, earn a steady income, and lead happy and fulfilled lives.
St Mungo's began helping people sleeping rough off the streets in 1969.
But we soon realised hostels weren't enough. So we began creating specialist services to tackle specific issues like a need for supportive housing, poor health, dependency and unemployment. While, of course, never forgetting that we're an emergency service, too - ready to rescue people on the streets from desperate situations.
Today, we're one of Britain's largest charities supporting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. We provide a bed, warm room and so much more to thousands of people in London and across the South - from hostels to semi-independent flats, from psychotherapy services to peer support, from life-skills to job opportunities.
Each night we provide supportive housing for around 1,900 people and manage more than 200 housing, health and work projects across London and the South.