These charities are ones which we regularly support. You can read more about how we have helped some of them here
The Lunchbowl Network was established in 2006 to feed very needy children in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya.
LunchBowl now funds a hot meal programme for 450 orphaned children who are deemed to be particularly vulnerable.
In addition, the charity has funded and opened two Angel Kindergarten to provide food and education for over 200 very vulnerable children. The charity is keen to encourage and foster self-sufficiency and good practise for the children in their care.
Of particular appeal to our trust is the fact that The Lunchbowl Network is run entirely by voulenteers. 96p of every pound raised goes to where it is desperately needed.
Debra and #FightEB is the national charity that supports individuals and families affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). EB is a group of genetic skin conditions which cause the skin to blister and tear at the slightest touch. Their mission is to find a cure for Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). Funding research into the causes and possible treatments for EB is therefore a key part of their work, as well as alleviating the pain and suffering of people for whom a cure will arrive too late. It is a particularly debilitating and painful condition and the families as well as the patients are in great need of support and respite.
Momentum is a charity founded out of Kingston Hospital which has been good to the Holland family as it is where all the Brothers were born - plus the usual visits since for various stitches and the odd break!
Momentum is a local charity, established to support those families with children who are diagnosed with life limiting illnesses. A vital pastoral support system to underpin medical and palliative treatment to make the lives of the patient and their families as positive as possible.
The Empowerment plan is a Detroit based charity who train and employ single parents from local shelters to make waterproof coats that can transform into sleeping bags at night or an over the shoulder bag when not in use.
The Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic This is a free clinic outside of Detroit to help provide healthcare for people who can’t afford it. It was started by Dr.Gary Burnstein who after his work as a cardiologist started volunteering his services at a local homeless shelter.
Storybook Dads enables families to reconnect through the magic of storytelling. They help parents in prison to record bedtime stories and messages for their children on CD or DVD. For many families, these story discs are a lifeline, helping to heal rifts and build vital family relationships. It shows the children they are loved and missed. It helps prisoners to feel valued as parents and gives them the opportunity to have a positive impact on their children’s lives.
The John Foundation This charity is based in Hyderabad in India. Their mission is to rescue vulnerable orphaned children and young girls from being trafficked and provide them with hope for the future in a sustainable way.
Alex’s Wish is a charity set-up to eradicate Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, an aggressive form of Muscular Dystrophy that affects 1 in every 3,500 boys born. Every single muscle is destroyed due to a lack of protein. It also affects the heart and lungs as these are muscles too.
Alex’s Wish was set-up by Emma and Andy Hallam (parents to Alex) in late 2012 to help raise vital funds to help bring about new treatments and ultimately a cure for this devastating condition.
Since 2003, Kate's Club has created healing communities that allow grieving children and their families to have fun, express their emotions, remember their loved ones, develop healthy coping skills, and know that they are not alone.
They are the only organization in Metro Atlanta that provides long-term therapeutic and recreational support for grieving children, and 100% of our kids would recommend Kate's Club to a friend who is grieving.
It's a misconception to think of Kate's Club as a sad place simply because they are a grief services organization. More often than not, when you enter a Kate's Club program, you see smiles and hear laughter. And for the somber moments, we're grateful that the sad moments are shared with peers and mentors instead of experienced alone.