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TLG’s ‘Box of Hope’ campaign
Phil Coltman, Church Relationships Manager for the charity TLG (Transforming Lives for Good), writes about seed funding offered to local churches who engage with the TLG ‘Box of Hope’ campaign:
‘With this winter set to be a devastating period of worry and despair for children and their families, we are delighted to be working yet again with hundreds of churches to offer hope to those in need. In the midst of the pandemic last year, TLG was able to offer £200 seed funding – thanks to our generous supporters – to churches involved in our ‘Box of Hope’ campaign. Incredibly, TLG Box of Hope has now seen well in excess of a million meals being delivered to people’s doorsteps at a time of significant need. However, with recent cuts to Universal Credit, surges in energy prices and the general cost of living increasing, thousands of families are gearing up for another tough winter. Mental and emotional wellbeing have declined, meaning many families are now desperate for support.
We need to act NOW to reach these families. From Monday 15 November, our winter ‘Box of Hope’ emergency care package programme, which provides urgent food and critical wellbeing resources for children in crisis, is open for applications. Your church could be one of 50 to receive crucial start-up funding, resources and support to enable it to become a ‘Box of Hope’ partner. Last year, hundreds of faithful churches came together to deliver these emergency care packages. This year, let’s join together once again to deliver hope to those who are desperate.
There are 4.6 million children living in poverty in the UK today. They need to feel the love of their community now more than ever. So this is a great time for your church to partner with TLG ‘Box of Hope’! There are churches just like yours getting involved across the UK. Apply to join TLG Box of Hope today to reach families in your area. Register on the link https://www.tlg.org.uk/more/campaigns/box-of-hope and we will get right back to you.’
To read more about the work of TLG, follow THIS LINK.