A Sainsbury’s shop for Mrs S... a healthy selection of free from additions and organic choices plus the lemons of course.... and a couple of items out of stock... luckily the supermarket was just round the corner, so upon request could pop back for alternatives....
Six of us met outside Zimbabwe House on The Strand to distribute various donated items from Get Rid of and Donate to rough sleepers.
We gathered outside the van, and started taking things out. First were all the coats and shoes, which proved popular and attracted a crowd. We then had to assemble some sort of queue for bag distribution, including rucksacks and suitcases containing clothes and toiletries. This was far more difficult than it sounds!
Once we'd cracked the bag distribution queue and had everyone moving through, we brought out some sleeping bags, pillows and tents to give away, and each of us began helping people get items on request, depending on what was left over.
With all the suitcases gone from the van and the crowds dispersing, we packed up the remaining coats, shoes, and other miscellaneous items into the van. Just before dispersing, we noticed some clothes had been taken out of the donated suitcases and left on the side of the pavement. So after a quick rescue mission to gather up any unwanted items and scooping them into the van, we all said our goodbyes and headed off!
This Saturday 27th Kinship Hub is delivering food ingredient packs for local families to take part in the weekly Cooking Club online.
You will need to provide your own backpack or panier bag, the food parcel weight will be 2-5kg.
Deliveries will be collected from Dennett's Road SE14 at 12pm. Distances vary from 2km-7km so Cyclists will be needed.
Please check the postcodes on this spreadsheet. Choose a Delivery Role (1 - 7), add your NAME to the list and you will be emailed the full address details on Friday 26th .
A Tourist likes nothing better than exploring new areas and meeting new people, and that's what Tracey has been doing. Tracey has been to three different GoodGym areas now - nice!
We've spent the last couple of weeks sorting and packing bags of clothing, blankets and toiletries, most of which is stuff donated to Get Rid Of & Donate who we've done a bunch of cool things with in Lambeth.
Now is the time to distribute the bags!
The meeting spot is outside Zimbabwe House on The Strand at 7pm.
Please bring: 🤿 Mask 💦 Hand sanitiser 🧤 Gloves
And Andrea who will meet you has advised on minimising personal belongings.
Make sure you're paired up with someone and stick to the main streets. Andrea will give you a briefing when you arrive and of course don't do anything you don't feel comfortable doing.
Any questions, drop me (Mark) an email :)
Bright Morning Star Prisons and Homeless Outreach help to rebuild, support and elevate the lives of the most vulnerable people on the street and at their Walk-In Centres. They provide basic and immediate physical and emotional help to the public, and provide a free counselling service.
We've been asked to help with transporting leftovers from Pret A Manger in London Bridge Station (opposite the National Rail trains), Station Approach, SE1 9SP to Chandler Community Centre, Lambeth Walk, SE11 6DU. Here's a map - it's a 3km run/ride.
If you go in and say you're collecting food for Bright Morning Star Prison and Homeless Outreach, they should give you the leftovers! There may be quite a lot so just take what you can :)
🎒Please bring a backpack/panniers to transport the food (plastic bags might be useful too as the bags the pastries etc are in can be greasy!).
🤿Please bring a mask to wear in the shop
We need 3 people to sign up to transport the food - you can either run or ride, together or separately. If there are any problems, please call Modesta from Bright Morning Star who will meet you on 07432 690877.
Any questions? Email me 👉 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you 🙏 and hope it goes well!