We are excited to introduce a new South Hampstead initiative offering help to our local neighbours in the wider community.
Over the coming months, we will assist local charities in their emergency support programmes by donating and distributing much-needed items.
First up, we will give a helping hand to :
1. HELPING THE HOMELESS – Unfortunately, homelessness has been rising across London. The Chalk Farm Salvation Army is on Haverstock Hill less than half a mile away from our own shul building. They assist rough-sleepers from across Camden – and with demand for their services rising, they urgently need basic supplies including fresh underwear, t-shirts, towels and toiletries. You can donate from your armchair by simply clicking here which will take you to a wish list of items needed. Your donations will then be sent direct to them.
The second initiative for this month is our local food bank at Castlehaven
2. FOOD POVERTY – The local food bank at Castlehaven Community Centre. The demand on food banks has increased substantially and here in Camden food poverty has risen 250% in recent months. They are desperate for non perishable items:
Tinned fish – salmon, tuna, sardines, mackerel,
Tinned fruit & veg, & pulses (not baked beans)
Long life milk
Tea & Coffee
Toiletries – shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, sanitary products
Household goods – toilet paper, cleaning stuff, pet food
Nappies & Baby wipes
We will be collecting your unopened non perishable (food & non food) donations at 89 Fellows Road NW3 3JS. Simply bring any of the items from the list above in a plastic bag and drop off. If you are unable to leave your house and need to arrange a collection from your home, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Together, a small act on our part can have a huge effect collectively and we look forward to your partnership on this, and to keeping you informed of the positive changes the South Hampstead community can make to our neighbours.