52 Lives

#288 Jacob and Evie

Request: Donations / Gifts from a wishlist / Messages

This week, we’d like to help two young children, Jacob (2) and Evie (4).

Their mum is struggling with her mental health, after leaving a violent relationship. It left her shaken and completely destroyed her confidence.

While she was with him, they fell into debt after trying to replace things he broke. That debt has been left with her, and he doesn’t provide any financial support for her and the children at all.

Every spare penny she has goes to repaying the debt, which means she has no money leftover to buy the things the children need. They have no carpet on their bedroom floor, and their clothes and shoes don’t fit. The three of them all share one small wardrobe, and the mum is sleeping on a broken bed.

The mum is doing everything she can to get her life back together. She is getting help from mental health services, and she also has an employment adviser, who is working with her to get her ready to go back to work once the children are at school. But she really needs more help to make life better for the children, and we’d like to provide it.

What We Need

1. Donations: We'll use your donation to pay for carpet, furniture, clothing, school uniforms and any other things they need. 100% of what you give will be used to help this family. To make a donation online, please click the link below. To donate by text, please use the details in the box provided. We can also accept cheque donations made payable to 52 Lives (PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT) - when you send it to us, please just indicate which 'life' it is for. 

2. Gifts from a wishlist: We've set up a small wishlist filled with some of the things they need for the home, as well as some new clothes, toys and books for the children. To buy a gift from the wishlist, please click on the link below. Your items will be sent directly to the family. We will keep adding more items over the course of the week, so if the list is empty when you check, please come back again!

3. Kind messages: We'd love to send Jacob and Evie's mum lots of kind messages. To send a message, please either write it in the form below and we will pass it along (your contact details will not be shared), or you can post your message to 52 Lives (Life # 288), PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT.

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What We Did

We raised enough funds to provide carpet, beds, storage furniture and curtains. We also provided clothings and toys for the children, and gift cards to help with groceries.