POW is a charity funded by various agencies and organisations including the Big Lottery Fund.
As a small and independent charity we rely on the kindness and generosity of individuals as well as local businesses to meet the needs of our client base to the best of our ability.
Practical ways to help and support POW include:
- Clothing donations for our clothing bank
- Food donations of non-perishable items
- Food supplies for outreach sessions such as crisps, chocolate bars, juice boxes
- Toiletries including shampoo, conditioner, toothpastes, soaps, toilet rolls
- Bedding, household items and appliances for those in need who are setting up their houses
- Food to provide hot meals to clients at our drop-in service
- Purchase of harm minimisation and healthcare supplies
- Funding petrol and transport costs for our evening outreach sessions
- Printing materials and information for our clients
- Assisting those in need of emergency funds when they are in crisis on a case by case basis
At POW we like to celebrate anybody who donates and supports us in our work. If you donate in person we will always ask whether you consent to us publicly thanking you for your kindness on our social media platforms. If you donate via. our Just Giving page and leave us a message with the parts of our project you would like to support, we will do our best to honour all your requests. We also have an Amazon Wishlist so members of the public can purchase certain items we always need to keep our service running.
How does your donation help POW? Here are some examples of what a one off or monthly donation can support within our service:
One off donations
- £5 provides essential clothing for someone without a home
- £10 provides hot meals for our drop in sessions for one week
- £20 provides food, warm clothes and a sleeping bag for somebody without a home
- £5 provides gloves for people seen on an evening outreach session
- £10 provides 2 rape alarms for women to reduce the risk of experiencing violence while at work
- £21 provides 500 condoms, supporting sexual health for workers and the wider public
To donate to our RAiSE Project for Children and Young People please click here.