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13th January 2015
LOVE COVENTRY 2014 ROUND UP
Here is just a selection of what we have been able to achieve in 2014 thank you everybody who donated goods and money you have helped lot’s of families and individuals in and around Coventry City
OUR TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS: Richard, Mark, Jordan, Mark, Julian, Mehdi, Ruth and myself Bill.
Contact Details Love Coventry Sparkbrook Street Coventry CV1 5LA T: 07766 555 556 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.lovecoventry.com
Our partnership with Whitefriars in 2014 has enabled Love Coventry to help over 300 families/individuals and organisations in and around the City of Coventry. We are looking forward to 2015 with Whitefriars help we can help those most in need in our City
Thank you Whitefriars from everyone at Love Coventry.
HERE ARE JUST SOME OF THE STORIES OF PEOPLE LOVE COVENTRY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO HELP
23rd December 2014 WHO DID WE HELP TODAY
WHEN A PHONE CALL MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE TO YOUR DAY A phone call from emotional father of a family Love Coventry helped on “God Bless you he said my family will have a better Christmas thanks to Love Coventry.
Brings tears to your eyes when the little you can do means so much to others. Have a Great Christmas to everybody in Whitefriars and the people of Coventry it’s your generosity that makes it all possible.
20th DECEMBER WHO DID WE HELP TODAY
Our cooker packed in and we had no spare money to buy another one and a friend told us about love Coventry. We called and were told they had a cooker and arranged to go and have a look. There were three men there one was cleaning the cooker, the other testing it to make sure everything was in good working order, they were brilliant they even delivered it for us. Without that cooker we couldn’t have cooked for our family thank you love Coventry. (this was possible with the help from Whitefriars collections)
9th NOVEMBER 2014. WHO DID WE HELP TODAY
I just moved in to my new flat but I didn’t have a lot of money Love Coventry helped me with a cooker, a fridge, a sofa, and a bed. Thanks to Love Coventry I can start to build a home. (This was possible with the help from Whitefriars collections)
15th OCTOBER 2014 WHO DID WE HELP TODAY
A young mother fleeing domestic violence re-housed in Coventry however with absolutely nothing. we call this our 50 min makeover within that 50 mins we had arranged food for her and her son through Coventry food bank, Childcare for her Son through Hope Nursery, provided a TV, DVD Player, Microwave, Beds, Table and Chairs, Crockery, Cutlery, Armchairs, Bedding and some Toys for her Son through Love Coventry (this was possible with the help from Whitefriars collections)
11th October 2014 WHO DID WE HELP TODAY
We asked if anyone had a stair gate they didn’t use anymore as a mother with three young children urgently needed three,
Well two have already been donated and the amazing thing is one is from a Lady in Northampton who went out and bought a brand new one and delivered it to Love Coventry and another Lady in Coventry went out and bought one how amazing is that. Your Generosity ladies is overwhelming thank you so much. The last one came via Whitefriars so another thank you to Whitefriars.
23rd September 2014
WHO DID WE HELP TODAY
I found myself in an unfortunate position this August one where I couldn’t seem to find any light at the end of the tunnel.
I was offered a flat from Whitefriars so I could move out of an already overcrowded house. Then it dawned on me that I’m in no position to furnish a house so that I can live normally.
After trying every avenue I could possibly take to get some help furnishing my flat I ended up really down. I felt saddened even my own council were unable to help me because I hadn’t been signing on for over 6 months and didn’t have any dependants.
Then Whitefriars referred me to Love Coventry and it gave me a flicker of hope once I had spoken to the gentleman on the phone. I arranged a time and went down to see how they could help me I was a little embarrassed at first but the kind men Bill and Richard made me feel so at ease and welcome that soon shifted.
Then I was given a double bed, mattress, cooking appliances, sofa and chair and a tumble dryer. As you can imagine I went from feeling completely alone and helpless to having most of the things I need to now call my flat “HOME” All this was delivered to me for a small fee and a donation of what I could afford when I could afford it. Taking notice of what Love Coventry are doing for their City opened my eyes to both the wonder of “wonderful people” and also the “city spirit” which I have never experienced before in such a way. I came home feeling quite emotional and at their generosity and thoughtfulness. And of course a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. Thank God for Love Coventry! And the wonderful job they do! I will definitely be spreading the word to help get donations in. I will always be grateful for you making my house a home.
10TH SEPTEMBER 2014 WHO DID WE HELP TODAY
A Mother and three children needed help. Love Coventry was able to provide three beds for the children and a bed for the Mother, Wardrobes, TV, sofa and chairs, clothes, shoes and toys for the children (this was possible with the help from Whitefriars collections)
6th August 2014 OUR FIRST DONATION OF HOME STARTER PACKS
Thank you Justin and Vicki for your very generous donation of both a bedroom and a kitchen starter pack
Your gift will be a real blessing to someone who is finding life difficult at the moment raising their spirits and hopes for the future (these packs include some items from the Whitefriars collections)
HERE ARE SOME OF THE COMMUNITY GROUPS LOVE COVENTRY HAS HELPED
Valley House, Coventry Social Services, Age Concern UK,Children’s Centres, Cherished (supporting vulnerable women), Coventry City Council, Mosaic Church, St Basils, Salvation Army, Grace Academy, Coventry Food Bank, Coventry Clothes Bank, Coventry Shoe Bank, Coventry Winter Night Shelter
Through the donations from large companies and organisation Love Coventry has been able to help small companies with
Office Equipment, Office Furniture, Catering Equipment, Children’s Nursery Equipment, Display Equipment, Presentation Equipment, Woodworking Benches,
HERE ARE SOME OF THE SMALL COMPANIES LOVE COVENTRY HAS HELPED
The rainbow Factory, Design Que, Royal Antique Company, KDR Seating, Mobility and Life Style,Stoke Bakery, Warwickshire College, Offshore & Marine Insurance Services, Arden Windows, Willenhall Stores, Hogarts Golf Centre, Stoneleigh Golf Club, Be Safe England, Hawksmill Social Club.
HOW YOU PERSONALLY CAN HELP DONATE YOUR STUFF
Stuff! We all have it. It hides in garages, bedrooms, attics, under the stairs
Liberate your Stuff and let us use it to benefit many people in the City of Coventry.
HOW YOU CAN HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN COVENTRY
To make a difference in our city for the most vulnerable we need money, but not a lot that is not a lot from each individual, what we need is a lot of individuals giving a small amount.
SOMEbody can’t do EVERYthing but EVERYone can do SOMEthing
That something can be as simple as donating £1.00 every month a small amount each month from each of us in Coventry will make a huge difference to those in need in our city.
You can give more if you want but we would rather it was an amount you felt you would not miss and be able to continue to give.
11th January 2015
WHO DID WE HELP TODAY
Who did we help today
23rd December.What a time for your cooker to breakdown!
A young family with no way of cooking over the Christmas period and no spare cash called and said could we help, cookers are one item that are in great demand but thankfully in our last collection from Whitefriars we had a very nice cooker.
Happy Christmas to the family and thank you to Whitefriars.