Local Charity in the Community
Over the last few months, our team have been supporting local charities, helping improve the safety of vulnerable people in the local community. Providing quality care, support and provisions to children and young people – often living well below the poverty line, homeless adults and domestic abuse victims is a constant challenge for local charities and support groups. These charities work relentlessly ‘around the clock’ often with very limited resources and many rely purely on donations from the public and local businesses.
We have boxed up and delivered various security items including torches, personal alarms, secret pouches, door jammers, keyring tools, discrete cash storage, waterproof storage bags, first aid and dental kits, padlocks and children’s high visibility vests. These have been delivered to ‘Street Chaplains’ who offer support and a friendly listening service to the vulnerable members of their community, as well as our nominated charities below:
Turning Tides | Ending Local Homelessness | www.turning-tides.org.uk
My Sisters House | Support Vulnerable Women | www.mysistershouse.info
Safe in Sussex | Domestic Abuse Awareness | www.safeinsussex.org
Stonepillow | Helping homeless people | www.stonepillow.org.uk
Cap UK | Christian Against Poverty | www.capuk.org
Safe in Sussex | This charity has three refuges that provide safe temporary accommodation for women and their children escaping domestic abuse. With accommodation for up to 19 families, a refuge is a place where women and children can feel safe and be given the vital support they need, both practical and emotional. SIS help women to make informed choices about accessing permanent accommodation, returning home safely or moving to supported accommodation. The refuges also offer information, advice, assistance accessing legal services and any other support that can help women and their children live independently.
“The key rings/emergency cash holders and door jammers that have been provided to some of our clients are so helpful for our clients who need to buy some time if they need to get to a safe room and for those thinking of leaving and the need for them to store some money secretly in order to leave the relationship. So once again, thank you for the generous donation” – Sasha Brown, Outreach Service Manager at Safe in Sussex.
Turning Tides | This charity provides support and shelter in the local area with their 3 Community Hubs. They believe everyone has the right to a home regardless of the difficulties and issues they may face in their lives. They also believe in showing those who need their help, that the wider community are there to support them and to offer hope for a better future. Support can be delivered in many different forms either providing one-off advice, hot breakfast or shower, clothes shoes or toiletries or short-term accommodation in one of the 24/7 houses which are almost always at 100% occupancy and can house up to 170 people.
Danielle Huet a Fundraising Assistant from Turning Tides wrote a letter of thanks saying, “the torches and alarms provided were greatly received and have been handed out in Worthing, Littlehampton and Horsham area to those sleeping rough and insecurely housed.”
Mosquito Protection | Priavo sent some travel safety items with an expedition from a local high school who went to build a kitchen at the local children’s orphanage ByGrace School in Kenya. The students spent two weeks in Kenya and built the kitchen from scratch. We provided bed bug under sheets, mosquito nets, anti-mosquito fabric spray and mosquito head nets.
Priavo is proud to support so many fantastic causes helping the local community, and we will continue to provide much needed security equipment, and raise money for those less fortunate than ourselves. For more information keep an eye out for our charity page, which will be updated towards the end of the month.