Hope Into Action Big Give Christmas appeal launches with news that theBigGive.org.uk will match donations upto £25,000
Matching is just for a limited period only –
7 days from noon on Tues 3 December DOUBLE DONATION OPEN NOW
One donation, double the impact.
This appeal is very important.
Nearly a decade ago when Hope into Action was founded, we did not imagine that going in to 2020, so many women including mothers with young children would be affected by homelessness.
18 of our 40 homes in Cambridge, Nottingham, Norwich and Peterborough are now for women or families with children. Each one is supported by a friendly church community and a professional Hope into Action team.
One of these is our newest house in Nottingham, home this Christmas to a new mum and her baby with thanks to incredible generosity from last year’s Big Give.
We urgently need to step up the momentum though – we are having to turn away more and more women, sometimes pregnant and often with children, in desperate need. Women like Louise*.
Louise’s childhood was incredibly troubled. She never knew her dad and at 9 years old her mum died. In foster care, she experienced terrible abuse.
“For years I was trapped in a cycle of chaos, crime and addiction.” At her lowest point, her daughter was taken into care. She has not seen her since.
Approaching release from prison, Louise was referred to Hope into Action.
“Without the safe place to live they set up for me, I’d have been straight back out on the streets. The church feels like family… I’ve never had this kind of support before, from anyone.”
If you believe with us that homelessness, like Louise’s, is a tragedy and that with the right support and a safe home, vulnerable women can find the confidence and hope to turn their life around then please donate to support them via the BIG GIVE Christmas Challenge:
The donation window opens here at midday Tuesday 3rd December: https://donate.thebiggive.org.uk/campaign/a051r00001OGCOTAA5
All money raised will go towards front-line work. If you want to know more or prefer to give in another way, please do get in touch with us at email@example.com.