There are hundreds if individuals who help in different ways. Some make a regular financial donation each month whilst others make occasional donations during the year. Some people collect up usable clothes from friends and family and drop them off for our clients to use and others buy additional toiletries or food when they're shopping and donate them to us. There are people who give up a day or more each week to come in and help in the Drop In or in the clothes or food stores. All of these individuals make a huge contribution to keeping the Drop In open and to helping homeless and vulnerable people have a better experience of life for the few hours they bare with us.
Schools, churches and community groups
There are many humanitarian, religious and community groups that undertake to help people experiencing all sorts of poverty, deprivation, misfortune and poor-health. At various times of the year these groups choose to focus on the needs of the homeless and SIFA Fireside benefits from their efforts. Whether it is the Harvest Festival food collection, a sponsored or fundraising event or a collection during a service it all goes towards Drop In costs and to feeding and clothing some of the most impoverished in our society. The impact of small and large groups of people working together is fantastic to see.
Companies and corporate supporters
Increasingly employers are giving their workers opportunities to undertake volunteering days where as a small team they can give their time and energy to support smaller organisations. SIFA Fireside benefits from this generosity with corporate teams helping to work in the kitchen preparing and serving lunches or undertaking a re-organisation of the clothes store.