Welcome to the Charity Showcase page. We love this page! This area is where we get to promote and generally shout about some of the important, creative, outstanding work that our clients are involved in. What a privilege it is to serve these incredible people. Below is a group of a half dozen or so that we are highlighting this month. We will rotate these stories so do check back. They are a drop in the ocean and in truth, we can’t possibly showcase all of the stories we hear, but this flavour at least helps us go some way to giving back to some very worthy charities.
Do click through and find out more – you may even find yourself wanting to support them!
Chichester Foodbank provides emergency food and support to local people in crisis from four centres in the District. They have a brilliant team of staff and volunteers who are passionate about ending food poverty in the UK. Over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic they have seen an increase and demand and have worked harder than ever to meet the needs of the local community.
Ka·ru·na [kah r-u nuh] is a Sanskrit word for Compassion. Karuna Action was founded by George Dowdell in 1988 with a vision to meet the needs of the poor and the eradication of extreme poverty. They work in relationship with partners and churches in developing countries that have a vision to connect with their communities and exist to see poverty eradicated through sustainable, relational projects such as healthcare in rural areas, education and income generation. In 2014 Karuna Action launched Karuna Coffee, a social enterprise that produces great tasting, ethical coffee that uses 100% of its profits to support the work of Karuna Action.
Rhea Ministries works with the most oppressed and poorest minority ethnic group in Pakistan. The vision at Rhea Ministries is to provide quality education to break the cycle of slavery and poverty. They do this by providing education to those who have no hope to get into schools, giving children an encouraging environment and help them to reach their full potential, and starting schools for the slaves and poor communities in Pakistan. Their Project Exodus hopes to raise awareness of the plight of the brick kiln workers; and the funds needed to help release them, one family at a time. The Hope for the Nation school in the heart of the Thar Desert is providing much needed education for Christian and Hindu children.
The most recent ONS statistics suggest that around 9% of London’s 16-24 year olds are classed as NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training). London Reclaimed was set up to provide these young people with the opportunity of a first job and a springboard into long term employment. In 2012 they set up Goldfinch Furniture, employing and training young people in furniture making and joinery, and in 2016 Lumberjack cafe was opened in Camberwell to employ, train and mentor people. Through these projects the charity continues to build on its model of supportive employment to impact the lives of young people and their communities.