52 Lives

#405 Lots of children!

Request: Clothes from a wishlist / Donations / Kind messages

This week, we’d like to help make life better for dozens of children in need of clothes.

Every now and then, our friends at The Magpie Project reach out for some support for the families they work with. They help mums and children under five who are living in temporary accommodation in Newham (in this area alone there are 2000 homeless children under 5). Most of the families are living in one room in shared houses or hostels and The Magpies do what they can to try to make sure the children’s long-term well-being is not affected by this period of homelessness.

The families they help are in crisis. Many have no access to public funds, which means they rely on charities for their food and clothes.

In a couple of weeks, The Magpies are running a special event, where the families can come and ‘shop’ for clothes (using tokens). But they are running very low on winter items that the children will soon need.

With your help, we’d like to fill their ‘shop’ with winter clothes, so the children can choose everything they need.

What We Need

1. Clothes from a wishlist: We've set up an Amazon wishlist filled with clothes in the sizes they need. To buy an item of clothing from the wishlist, please click below. You will be take to Amazon, where you can choose something which will be sent directly to Magpies to give to the children who need them. Just tick 'this is a gift' and choose the 'gift registry address' when you checkout. 

2. Donations:  100% of what you give will be used to buy items the children need. You can donate online or by text using the details below.

3. Kind messages: To send a kind message to any of the families we're helping, please either email it to admin@52-lives.org (we will pass your message along but your contact details will not be shared). Or you can post a message to: 52 Lives (Magpies), PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT.

Have good quality second hand clothes? These can be dropped to The Magpies in person on Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 10-2am

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(if you are sending a message of support for the person we’re helping, there is no need to fill in your email address or telephone number)

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