We need your help
St Anne’s Resource Centre is a homelessness resource centre, based in Leeds, working with the homeless. They have an open-door policy for the homeless who need support with housing, benefits, mental health and drug or alcohol issues.
St Anne’s offer a breakfast club 6 morning per week and offer laundry and shower facilities to the homeless.
Over the next few weeks we are running a campaign to collect much-needed items for the St Anne’s Resource Centre. They are in need of the following:
• Shower gel, razors, shaving foam, combs, towels, etc. and washing powder.
• Items of clothing, both male and female, especially underwear and socks, jeans, jogging bottoms, T shirts, sweatshirts/hoodies, etc.
• Sugar, coffee, tea bags, jams or marmalade, etc. and also pot noodles or non-perishable food items (that can be used in a food parcel).
We would be extremely grateful if you could support us in our #ChangingLivesTogether Campaign and donate any of these items. Donations can be dropped off at our offices at:
Unit 6 Sycamore Industrial Estate, Walkley Lane, Heckmondwike, WF16 0NL
Alternatively, you can give any donations to one of our volunteers – Steve Chandler, Leah Chandler, Graeme Stocks, Abi Stocks, Jordan Pugh, Rob Bevan or Steve Keeble.
Batley Food Bank
This week we had another opportunity to use some of the funds raised at our Spring Fling Fundraiser for good purposes.
Batley Food Bank is a local charity who collect food and redistribute it to families and individuals in need. A large portion of the people who benefit from this service are the homeless.
The Hirsche Foundation was able to purchase and deliver food and toiletries to Batley Food Bank to help fulfil our purpose of relieving the poverty of the homeless in West Yorkshire.
We would like to thank in particular Andy Needham, owner of Morris & Son Cash & Carry, for his kindness and generosity. Andy matched us £ for £ in the goods we purchased so that we were able to double the quantity of goods that we donated.
As a charitable organisation we rely wholly on donations to fund our work. If you feel you could support us in our cause, then please click on the 'Donate' button at the top of the page or keep an eye out for our upcoming campaign
Spring is in the air!
On 10th May 2019 the Hirsche Foundation held its first ever fundraising event – The Spring Fling dinner/dance. The event was a huge success and exceeded all of our expectations. We are so grateful to the individuals, businesses and organisations who supported the event and were instrumental to its success. We were humbled by the generosity shown.
We pledged that monies raised from the Spring Fling would be donated to The Howarth Foundation to help fund an employed position within their organisation for one homeless person who was ready to beat homelessness by taking the ‘next step’ into employment.
We have worked closely with The Howarth Foundation for the past 12 months and have been so impressed by the work they do to support the homeless in West Yorkshire, particularly with their amazing ‘Street 2 Feet’ initiative.
It was therefore a real honour and privilege to present a cheque for £5000 to The Howarth Foundation and we are proud to say that we have fulfilled our pledge and have seen, for the first time, our charitable objective fulfilled.
As we have built relationships with other like-minded people and charities who share our common ethos and desires, we have quickly learned that no single organisation can solve the problem of homelessness. It is only by working together, collectively, as a joined-up effort of charities, organisations, businesses, local authorities and individuals that we can make a real difference.
It is our hope that, together, we can make a real difference.
If you would like to support us please feel free to make a donation using the ‘Donate’ button at the top of the page or please contact us to see how you could get involved.
Natalie Wells, Client Development Manager, from The Howarth Foundation said:
“Our Street2Feet programme sees us working with a host of partner businesses across Kirklees and Leeds to provide skills training, work experience and employment opportunities to individuals who have been identified as ready to re-enter full or part-time employment following a period of homelessness.
Events like the Spring Fling organised by The Hirsche Foundation are vital to generating much needed funds for The Howarth Foundation to deliver our service and we are truly grateful for their support to help reduce homelessness.
A big thank you to all involved in the night and those who made the evening a huge success, together we can change lives!”