Relieving Poverty - Loving by Giving

Homelessness is a massive problem in the United Kingdom. People who are released from prison often have no place to stay and end up on the streets without warm clothes or bedding or any hygiene products to help them keep clean.

Loving by Giving is working with HMP Norwich to help people in this terrible situation by providing them with backpacks with some basic hygiene products and clothing to help them keep warm.

You can help to change someone’s life who is currently surviving on the streets of Britain by donating to Loving by Giving and using “Backpacks” as your reference. One backpack costs around £30. Alternatively, you could contact us at backpacks@lovingbygiving.com if you would like to *donate any of the following items:

Toothbrush Hand towel Cereal bar
Toothpaste Warm hat Refillable Water bottle
Shaving foam Gloves men’s Pen
Safety razor Socks men’s Notepad
Shower gel Rain mac men’s £5 supermarket voucher.

Optional extra: Good quality sleeping bag

*These items could also be donated at the West Costessey Hall in Queen’s Hill, Norwich every Sunday between 10:00 and 12:00.

Giving people clean drinking water, is one of the most effective ways to save lives. Many people in the developing world do not have access to clean water for drinking or washing.

Even though there may be adequate rainfall in some areas, people often do not have any means of collecting enough rainwater.

Therefore, it is Loving by Giving’s aim to change people’s lives practically by providing many with water harvesting systems, so that they would be able to collect rainwater. In addition to the water harvesting systems that have already been installed in the Arusha region, in Northern Tanzania, loving by Giving also provided enough water filters to provide 7,000 people per day with clean drinking water, for the next decade.

You can help to provide people in Tanzania with clean drinking water, by donating to Loving by Giving and using “Water” as your reference. It costs approximately £800 to install a complete water harvesting system at a school.

Loving by Giving is actively involved in providing food for people in poverty; from providing food hampers to people in the UK to giving maize meal to hungry families in Tanzania.

A project about which we are extremely excited, is our seed packs. By providing seed packs to small farmers in Africa, they will be able to not only be able to provide balanced meals for their families, but will also be able to sell some of their produce.

You can help to provide people in Tanzania with food, by donating to Loving by Giving and using “Food” as your reference. It costs approximately £5 for one seed pack, that will feed a family of 8 people.

When someone receive necessary clothing, like a warm jacket in winter, it could literally change their lives.

During the last 3 years, Loving by Giving has distributed more than 15 tonnes of clothing, bedding and toys to people in need in Eastern Europe, South Africa, as well as in East Africa. In addition to providing warm clothing for the icy Romanian winter, Loving by Giving also provided shoes for the next five years for eighty children in Northern Tanzania.

We are currently collecting second hand men’s clothing every Sunday between 10:00 and 12:00 at the West Costessey Hall in Queen’s Hill, Norwich. You can help to clothe some people in need, by bringing your unwanted clothes to this venue.This will be used to specifically help ex-offenders in Norwich have a fresh start, when they are released from prison.

 

One of the most heart-breaking situations for any parent, is when their child suddenly needs to be taken into hospital. This is often a very traumatic time for the whole family when despair can easily triumph over hope.

Therefore, Loving by Giving is teaming up with Trevor’s Fight to bring a bit of dignity to parents in this situation by providing small care packs with some essential toiletries. The aim of these care packs is not only to provide people in crisis with an opportunity to “freshen up”, but to remind them that others still care and that they are not alone.

You can help to bring people in this situation some hope and dignity by donating to Loving by Giving and using “Hospital” as your reference. One care pack costs approximately £4. Alternatively, you can donate small toiletry items that could be included in these care packs. This could be posted to Loving by Giving or could be brought to the West Costessey Hall in Queen’s Hill, Norwich, every Sunday between 10:00 and 12:00.