Here are some ways you can put your FAITH IN ACTION in our local community
Donate food to our local food bank, ReadiFood. There are collection points at both St James and St William of York.
– Stamps (used and unused)
– Jewellery and watches (including broken items)
– Mobile phones, cameras and games consoles
– Coins, and currency (UK or foreign)
There are collection points at both St James and St William.
LOCAL CHARITIES & VOLUNTEERING
If you are in need of support there are local charities who can offer help. Our Parish volunteer at some of the local charities who help those in need.
Reading Churches Winter Night Shelter
– Runs from beginning January to end March
– Volunteers typically help at one evening or one morning shift per week
– Volunteers help to set up, pack up, cook, host and talk with guests, and to pray
Recycle donations of furniture, clothing, bric-a-brac and household goods.
– Donations sold in furniture shop, charity shops or distributed to local people in need
– Volunteers help in charity shops, furniture shop, warehouse and driving
T: 0118 9512 336
Drop in centre for homeless people who are disadvantaged and living in the local community
– Volunteer at one of the drop-in sessions on Monday, Tuesday or Friday 10am-12.30pm
Preventing homelessness in Reading
– Volunteer supporting homeless people at a drop-in service, provide admin support, run activity groups and more
Community Fridge and Way Ministry food handouts
– Community Fridge food handout Mon to Fri 6pm-7pm
– Way Ministry hot meal takeaway Sun 3-4pm
Partnership between Reading Borough Council, Reading Voluntary Action and Reading’s voluntary sector to provide additional support to Reading’s residents during Coronavirus outbreak.
Currently no more volunteers needed
T: 0808 1894325
Street outreach/food handout (run by Faith Christian Group) opening again July 2020
– Every Tues, Wed, Thurs and Fri evenings volunteers, supported by staff, provide food/drink to local people in real need
Supports refugee and migrant women to improve their English and build confidence
– Female volunteers work directly with centre users, by being a classroom or a creche volunteer or providing admin/office support
Advice, education and practical support for refugees and asylum seekers
– Volunteers help to run a drop-in service
– Currently no volunteer vacancies
Helps people with mental or physical health issues
– Volunteers support clients during Mon or Tues gardening sessions, carry out maintenance work on Wed so garden fit for therapeutic use
– Volunteers also help with planning and administrative tasks, or assisting with events
Provides good quality cleaned and ironed clothes and other essentials free to anyone in need.
– Volunteers needed to sort, wash and iron donations
– Donate clothing, footwear, bedding, curtains
Or join the Craft Group making new items from old to support the main charity