Support needed for Bromley’s homeless and those in financial difficulties

Several organisations supporting residents and homeless people around Bromley are looking for support, donations and volunteers to reach as many people in need as possible.

Bromley Parish Church Homeless Starter Pack Scheme is a project set up to collect donations of household goods that can be distributed for re-use by those moving from homelessness to a new home.

Donations are urgently required and include single sheets and duvet covers, pillows and pillow cases, towels, cereal bowls and plates, cutlery and toiletries.

Items can be donated on the first Saturday of each month between 10.00am- 12.30pm in the church rooms of St. Peter & St. Paul’s Church, behind Primark in Bromley town centre.

Donations are also needed regularly at Bromley Foodbank, which particularly requires the following tinned items: vegetables, fruit, custard, rice pudding, hot meat (hotdogs/ mincemeat) and cold meat (corned beef/ham), as well as washing-up liquid, tomatoes, squash, long life milk and sweet treats.

Items for Bromley Foodbank can be left in the porch of St Joseph’s presbytery.

Finally, the Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Bromley Partnership represents five Bromley churches that have chosen to work together to set up the Bromley CAP Debt Centre. This aims to enable individuals who find themselves in financial difficulties to be set free from debt and to have the opportunity to explore a life transforming faith in Jesus Christ.

If you are interested in the work of CAP and would like to either make a monthly donation or help as a volunteer working with the centre manager to support clients to become debt-free and link them to the church, please email Martin Pointing at martinpointing@capuk.org.

 

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