Have you ever wanted to help someone in need and not known where to start?
Do you know someone in need who needs help but don’t know what to do?
Have you ever been in need and not known where to turn? Worry no more Acts 435 is here to help you all!
Acts 435 is an online giving charity which forms an innovative resource for churches across the country
It links the people who can give with the people in need using the Church as the physical, face-to-face forum to enable virtual, online giving.
Watch the Acts 435 video on our Diocesan YouTube channel here.
Participation in Acts 435 allows you to reach out in a very practical way to those in need in your local community, to provide that school uniform for the children or replacement washing machine – genuine needs that cannot be met by many individuals in the UK today.
Social Responsibility is registered as an Advocate for Acts 435; it can help you whatever you are trying to do – meet a need or have a need met.
The process is simple.
- There is an application form (one side of A4) on the Acts 435 page of the Social Responsibility website.
- Just complete it and send it to Ed Saville (Acts 435),Diocesan Offices, Clayton House, Walker Park, Blackburn BB1 2QE .or by email to email@example.com
- It will then be posted on the Acts 435 website seeking donations and we just wait.
There are good stories to tell of people who have benefited, here’s one from the Acts 435 website…
Request: £100 needed for tumble dryer; from Haverhill - 30 years old
Background: Nicola's 12 year very abusive relationship ended when she fled into a women’s refuge with her three children of 8, 6 and 2. They have now been rehomed but have nothing at all to set up home with. We are helping to provide furniture via the Furniture bank. Rather than use radiators (expensive), a tumble dryer will enable Nicola to keep up with the family laundry needs during the winter months. She is working hard to provide a more stable environment and a happy life for her very young family.
Outcome: Received £100 towards tumble dryer through Acts 435.
See how simple it is?
What if you want to donate?
Just go to http://www.acts435.org.uk/ look for a ‘case ‘ and make a donation.
Any other questions?
There is a FAQ sheet on the Acts 435 page of our website or drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have to work through the Diocese?
Not to donate, you can explore the Acts 435 website and see how you can help as an individual,
If you are looking for assistance the form needs to be returned as above.
Someone in your own church can become an advocate; but we offer this service to allow you to concentrate on those in need and not the administration.
We'd also love to hear stories about your involvement with Acts 435. Just email email@example.com with the details.