52 Lives

#315 Jayden

Request: Donations / Gifts from a wishlist / New Home cards

This week, we’d like to help a teenage boy called Jayden, who was kicked out of home with nowhere to go.

His dad was in and out of prison, so Jayden’s mum looked after the children mostly on her own. When Jayden turned 16, she said he was old enough to support himself and made him leave.

Jayden found this really difficult to deal with, and had to seek support from a homeless charity. As well as giving him shelter, they also provided him with counselling and budgeting support. It’s time for him to move into more permanent accommodation now, and he has just received the keys to a council flat. But it is bare and he has nothing.

Jayden has had a lot of trauma to deal with in his life, with very little support from anyone. We’d like to help him to set up his new home, and give him all the kindness and support he needs.

What We Need

1. Donations: Jayden's social worker is trying to source furniture for him, but there is so much he doesn't have. We'll use your donations to buy furniture and anything else he needs. 100% of what you give will be used to help him. You can donate online or by text using the details below.

2. Homewares from a wishlist: We've set up a wishlist filled with the smaller things he needs. To buy a gift, please click on the link below. You will be taken to Amazon, where you can choose a gift that will be sent directly to Jayden (just tick 'this is a gift' and select 'gift registry address' at checkout).

3. New home cards: Jayden has been through a lot, and we'd love to give him as support as we can. To send a New Home card, please post it to: 52 Lives (Life 315), PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT. Or you can email a message by writing it in the form below (your contact details will not be shared). 




Thanks to all of you, Jayden’s flat is now filled with furniture, bedding, kitchen appliances, lamps, rugs, and a big batch of ‘New Home’ cards (just like this one) ... everything he needs to make it feel like a home. 

Jayden has had a lot of trauma to deal with in his life, with very little support from anyone. Thank you all so much for giving him such a wonderful fresh start - his support worker said your kindness has changed his life.