52 Lives

#340 Lots of children

Request: Clothing from a wishlist / donations / kind messages

“My daughter was being bullied at school because of her coat. It was clean and that's the best I could do. It hurt knowing I couldn't get her a new one.” 

This week, we’re trying to help families like this one by stocking a Manchester food bank with clothes for the children they support. Emmeline’s Pantry helps hundreds of families who are living in poverty, and the needs of these families are only increasing. During the pandemic, the food bank saw a 75% increase in the number of people needing help. 

Emmeline’s Pantry has been giving the families extra help by supplying clothes for children aged 0-13 but they are running very low on stock. They don’t have a big storage area, so can’t accept large quantities of second-hand clothing, but there are certain items they are desperate for. We'd like to give them those specific items and have set up a wishlist with what the children need.

Being able to provide good quality clothing for the children will make such a big difference – this is what one woman said after receiving a coat for her daughter earlier this year...

“My daughter was being bullied at school because of her coat. It was clean and that's the best I could do. It hurt knowing I couldn't get her a new one and she was being picked on. I came to Emmeline’s Pantry and there were new coats on the rails. I stood in tears not able to control them. She got home from school that day and the squeals were immense. "MAMMA, you're the best! Thank you so much.”

What We Need

1. Clothing from a wishlist: Emmeline's Pantry isn't in a position to be able to accept big quantities of second hand clothing, so we have set up an Amazon wishlist with some selected things they are in need of. To buy something from the wishlist, please click the link below. It will be sent directly to the food bank (just tick 'this is a gift' and select the 'gift registry address' at checkout).

2. Donations: We will use any financial donations we receive to buy more items the food bank needs for the families they support. 100% of what you give will be used to help them. You can donate online or by text using the details below. 

3. Kind messages: If you would like to send a kind message to one of the families supported by the food bank, please write your message in the form below and we will pass it along. Or you can post your message to: 52 Lives (Life #340), PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT. Your contact details will not be passed on. 



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