The Alternative Giving CIO charity has continued to provide vital support to the charities protecting the city’s vulnerable and homeless during lockdown.
Launched earlier this year by Wolverhampton BID, City of Wolverhampton Council and Wolverhampton Homes, the Alternative Giving CIO has supported several of the city’s key charities to allow them to keep working to assist the city’s most vulnerable during the pandemic. The charity allocated £3,000 to St Georges Hub to help make their facilities Covid-19 secure. Perspex screens were purchased for use in all areas of the Hub, including the kitchen, computer room and at the reception. This means that that St Georges Hub could continue to operate safely and offer vital support to clients during the pandemic and beyond.
Fazio Bano, Chief Executive St Georges Hub stated “We are highly delighted with how the screens looked and the clients have asked me to express their thanks too! I know that during this most difficult of time, they are reassured that they can use our facilities safely. For people with already precarious confidence and self-esteem, the current situation has been extremely challenging. For many of our vulnerable men, being able to utilise our service means we can continue to give them the advice, guidance and support that they require. Accessing help safely has never been more important; we have been delighted to adapt our services throughout the pandemic to make sure marginalised men from across the city do not fall further behind. Alternative Giving has played a quite magnificent role in this and we are grateful for the faith you have shown us, and the value placed in our work”.
“You have made such a difference to us being able to obtain the screens. I can’t overstate the importance to us of having the screens fitted. Many thanks to both Dave and the fitters, Andy and Brody at DIS. They have done a marvellous job and the centre is a testament to the business.”
£2,000 was also given from the Alternative Giving charity to support bringing ‘Everyone In’ when rough sleepers were given emergency accommodation at Redwings Lodge during the crisis to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Funding provided essential breakfast and catering items for residents, including tea, coffee and cereals. This crucial support meant that residents were provided with a morning meal and a hot drink throughout their time in emergency accommodation.
£150 was also granted to Enterprise Homes to provide three new mobile phones for their newly created Development Worker posts that began in August. The new mobiles allow key workers to stay in touch remotely to continue to support the city’s most vulnerable.
By giving to the Alternative Giving CIO, people can be sure their donations go directly to agencies helping the homeless, giving the public reassurance the money is used as their good-will is intended.
All donations are granted to charities to support the work they are doing to improve the current circumstances of the vulnerable and homeless, by offering them accommodation, assistance and advice.
To date, the charity has raised over £27,000 for P3 Navigator, St Georges Hub, Street Pastors and other charities supporting homelessness.
Your support currently is more vital than ever. To donate, please visit www.wolverhamptonchange.co.uk or visiting the city centre please tap to donate on the device next to Sainsbury’s Local in Victoria Square. £3 donation goes directly to the charity.
Alternative Giving CIO Registered Charity No. 1186415 formed by Wolverhampton BID, the City of Wolverhampton Council and Wolverhampton Homes with a charitable aim to support the vulnerable and homeless in Wolverhampton.