Support Homeless Care at Maidstone Day Centre

We are tremendously  grateful to those of you who are supporting us with food or money, during these difficult days.  Thank you.so much.

Like other organisation and charities, we  are thaving to cope with additional  expenses arising from the current emergency constraints. Under normal circumstances our Treasurer David, can plan ahead and he will have a pretty accurate picture of the financial situaton in the months ahead but none of us could have planned for this. Some of our expected grants are now uncertain and there are additional bills to pay to keep everyone safe. 

Personal contact is the one thing most missed by those living in isolation and our staff are making  regular contact by 'phone. with those known to us. These calls are a lifeline to those of our men and women struggling with anxieties, depression and other mental health issues.

We are now faced with these extra bills for shopping to supplement donations to our food bank, Food for Thought, fuel for our van to collect and deliver the parcels,  telephone/mobile costs, PPE for staff and deep cleaning of our day centre, van and halfway house which is currently home to nine men.

Life is moving so fast at present and we have had to adapt  our way of working to suit. The fact that so many people have now had a Covid vaccine will we hope lead to our being able to keep safe while we get back to a more familiar way of living; It is too soon to throw all caution to the winds but if we remain vigilant, the future is certainly looking rosier than this time last year.

So please keep  positive and stay safe.






Thank you so much for all your kindnesses.
 

Donate a one off amount via the red button above – every amount, however small, will make a difference.

Become a regular donor – regular payments are especially welcome because they help us to plan our work. It costs over £200,000 each year to run all Homeless Care’s projects, so every penny counts.

If you wish to send a cheque, please make it out to Homeless Care and post to our treasurer

The Revd David Bond
6 Denton Close
Maidstone
ME15 8ER


Homeless Care Gift Aid






 

Download and complete the Gift Aid form and your gift will be increased by 25p for each pound!

Here’s an idea of what your money could buy:

  • £1 - Socks or underpants
  • £15 - Sleeping bag
  • £30 - a small tent
  • £50 - one night’s respite in a B&B
Other amounts welcome!

 

 

 

Just to say thank you for your help and support in my recent troubled times, despite thing being quite bleak your reassurances and advice were a godsend. I am now back on track and have a clear plan for the future. Tony

 


Can you spare some time to support homeless and vulnerable people in our community?

We have a vacancy on our volunteer team  for:



Treasurer

Are you recently retired and looking for voluntary work?

Do you have a background in finance/ tax/accountancy? 

Could you give about 10 hours a week working from home & attend a monthly Board Meeting,currently via Zoom. 


Homeless Care is looking for a Treasurer to  replace David,  who is stepping down after working  with the charity  for many years.


We also have another  general vacancy on our Trustee Board. If you would like to use your talents to help homeless and vulnerable men and women then we would love to hear from you.


Want to know more? Please email:secretary@homelesscare.org.uk to arrange a chat.





 

Do you have an accountancy background? We are seeking a replacement for our treasurer who will be standing down  in the near future He/she would be expected to work from home for around 10 hours a week and to attend a monthly board meeting.
Interested? Why not meet us for coffee and a chat so you  can find out more? Please contact: secretary@homelesscare.org.uk

Ad hoc volunteering
We are currently looking for experts
to advise when needed, on IT, Fundraising, Social Media.

If you can  help or want to talk it over,  contact Zofia on 01622 674064 during office hours or email manager@homelesscare.org.uk

Some of our volunteers work regular hours each week but others belong to our ‘ad hoc squad’

"I come in once a week to sort the tins and packets of food donated into dates and types." Joy

"My job and family commitments don’t leave much spare time but I want to help so I will be called in to hand out leaflets or carry a collection bucket at local events." Ann

 

Thank you very much for your kindness and care, God Bless. Anne Marie