Our Vision

A world where anyone in need has the basics for a dignified existence.

What We Do

We support those who have lost everything and are rebuilding their lives from scratch.

Our large storage facilities enable us to receive, store, sort and package aid, ready for distribution by others. Our centralized approach creates a peer-to-peer hub for the many charities and grass-root groups we work with, both locally and abroad.

To date our aid has focused on essential non-food items, as listed in our donation page.

Our foreign aid is directed solely to refugees and asylum seekers abroad.

Our local aid is South-East London-based (primarily Lewisham and Greenwich).  Our partnership with Lewisham Brighter Beginnings provides aid to vulnerable/destitute new parents referred by social carers and midwives. Groups representing asylum seekers, domestically abused women, trafficked individuals, children, resettled refugees and the homeless are also regular beneficiaries. 

COVID-19 Update

Demand for aid has broadened and increased due to the deprivations caused by the COVID-19 lockdown. We are extending the use of our facilities, our resources and our know-how to support COVID-19 relief in South-East London. We can immediately provide:  

- Use of our storage facilities to store your aid products in bulk. For example, non-perishable food items held for later distribution by food groups

- Non-food essential items such as toiletries, clothing, sanitary products

- We welcome donations from wholesaler/supermarket/corporate donations of goods delivered in bulk and can ensure it gets to the right people for you

- Potential to assist groups with free transport of aid (e.g. 40 tonne and 7-tonne lorries)

With the right funding in place, we could go further.  Ideally we would use our and your existing partnerships to receive goods at scale and at wholesale charitable prices/donations (e.g. with a few thousand pounds we could use our access as a charity to buy enough pasta at wholesale charity prices to feed 15,000 people).

By centralizing non-perishable food and essential non-food items, we could then help ensure a smooth supply of aid to many groups over the weeks and possibly months ahead.  Conversations on how to best achieve this have already begun.

Help for COVID-19 Aid Groups

We invite any charity or grass-root organisation working in COVID-19 relief to contact us if you think we could support your aid delivery pathway.

If you are a donor that wishes to donate goods, fund our aid purchases or simply support us during these times, please contact us to discuss your donation.

 

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