There are many amazing local charities in Sheffield seeking to help those in need. However there are four local Charities that as a church we particularly endorse and encourage our church family to support:
Chocolate Box is a Church Army project in Sheffield which supports vulnerable women with complex needs. It provides a drop-in, in-community support, and street outreach.
Find out more: email [email protected]
Since 2009, Baby Basics has been supporting new mothers and families who are struggling to meet the financial and practical burden of looking after a new baby, working alongside a wide range of frontline health and social care professionals.
Baby Basics provides much needed essentials and equipment to mothers and families who are unable to provide these items for themselves; including but not limited to teenage mums, people seeking asylum and women fleeing domestic abuse and trafficking. The aim is to help these mothers practically and generously, demonstrating the love of God through the charity’s care.
Find out more: read the Baby Basics how you can help page
Golddigger Trust is an award-winning charity, working to equip young people with the confidence and skills to make positive choices for themselves.
Its aim is to build positive wellbeing in young people aged 11-18, based in Sheffield, and impacting the UK. Investing in thousands of young people through innovative projects and programmes, Golddigger Trust is committed to ‘digging out the gold’ within people and helping them to reach their full potential.
They are motivated by the Christian faith; inspiring them to speak hope into darkness, modelled by the teachings of Jesus to see value in all – especially the vulnerable. They are wholeheartedly committed to welcoming everyone regardless of race, gender, sexuality, religious affiliation or disability, ensuring that their services are offered to all young people, regardless of faith or background.
Find out more: visit golddiggertrust.co.uk
The Besom in Sheffield
The Besom provides a bridge between those who want to give money, time, skills or things, and those who are in need. It ensures that what is given is used effectively.
The Besom in Sheffield was formed out of a desire to see the church in Sheffield engage more actively with those living on the margins. Its core team, made up of members of different churches, meets weekly to plan activities. It has two van runs a week to collect and deliver furniture. It also organises decorating and gardening projects for members of local churches.
Maybe your midweek community could contact Besom to arrange to decorate or do gardening for someone needing help in Sheffield?
Find out more: read the Besom in Sheffield’s how you can help page