In a bid to help local good causes during these difficult times, the Community set up a fund supporting small organisations working with people, groups and communities, disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
Murray Edwards, Community Foundation Director said, “We wanted a fund that would help children and young people in low-income households, older people and those with disabilities or underlying health conditions.”
As a result, the Coronavirus Support Fund was set up in collaboration and investment with the Wakefield District Health & Community Support (WDHCS), together with funds raised through the #WakefieldCares campaign.
Murray continued, “As you can imagine, we received many worthy applications and were oversubscribed. The good news is that we were able to support the following organisations with their projects: Shared Harmonies, Wakefield District Sight Aid, Kidz Aware, Oasis Christian Centre, Co-Active Arts, Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation, Star Bereavement and Stepping Stones Baby Bank. All eight applicants have experienced a significant increase in demand for their services and the Foundation is pleased to support them in their valuable work.”
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It may only be a matter of weeks since we celebrated the wonderful Unsung Heroes of 2020 but we have already started making plans on how we are going to honour the heroes of 2021. Further details on how to nominate your Unsung Hero will be published soon.
The Community Give Box is a charity shop with a difference. We sell a range of new products, in addition to good quality preloved items but our main focus is as a donation point for clothing and household items. We have a large area at the back of the shop where the donated goods are sorted and then given to community groups across the Wakefield District to distribute to individual and families in need.
Are you a community group needing our help?
Despite the restrictions we have adhered to during the pandemic, we have been able to provide donated goods to local community groups needing stock to hand out to people in need.
If your organisation would benefit from this type of support, then please get in touch with our team at the Community Give Box. Please call on 01924 239 181 to find out more information.
Here are just a few of the charities we have helped over the last year:
- Break the Silence
- Bag Fairies
- The Clothing Bank
- City of Sanctuary
- Small Steps Uniform Bank
- Stepping Stones Baby Bank
- St Catherine’s Adults
- The Street Kitchen