Help feed a child this summer
How has the COVID 19 pandemic affected you?
No days out? No trips to the cinema? Not shopped at the Trafford Centre? Not been to the theatre? No meals out? No holidays? No big birthday celebrations?
Life has been hard in lots of different ways for many of us, especially in terms of relaxing and socialising. However there are communities that have been troubled in far more fundamental ways. Businesses have been closed, jobs have been lost. People who have never had to ask for help before have found themselves needing money for rent and food which has in itself knocked their self-esteem and confidence.
One group that has been significantly affected is children. Not only are children not able to go to school and receive the stimulus from the classroom environment or the fun in the playground, many are also missing their main daily meal. Supermarket vouchers have been provided for families that tick the right boxes, but families have children who were too young to qualify or jobs that disqualify them from the support they desperately needed in the first place. Even for some that do receive the government vouchers, it's still not enough.
At the Hideaway through the work of the Hope Centre we have been delivered well over 3000 lunches to children since Easter. We would like to continue to do this and much more over the summer.
So if you counted all the money that you have saved by not doing all the fun, relaxing things that you usually do, maybe you could consider giving some of it to buy lunch or a hot meal for a child this summer.
If you've not saved money but would like to support a child, maybe you or your children could consider a sponsored activity? You could:
- Give something up
- Cycle, walk or run a certain distance
- Do jobs or chores around the home
- Learn something new (foreign words, countries, flags, instrument etc)
As well as paying for a child to have lunch or a hot meal for a week or throughout the summer, perhaps you could have fun putting together a small pack of craft items or things to do for your sponsored child? We can't pass on any details about the family, but we can match your pack to a suitable child. We just need to know if it's for a boy, girl or either and the sort of age child it's aimed at. If you're interested in putting together a small pack for your sponsored child, you will find details about this after your donation has been made.