Support us – COVID 19 Emergency Appeal

Covid 19 Emergency Appeal

About the Appeal

Museum of Homelessness, in partnership with Streets Kitchen and other small groups have repurposed all of our activity and resource to frontline work and campaigning for our homeless community during this pandemic.

The situation on the ground is changing daily but despite media and public messaging around ‘getting everyone inside’ we think from our daily work in outreach that there will be a street population throughout this crisis.

Right now, due to services closing and no public out to give donations, people are hungry, thirsty and scared.

We will be there for our community as long as they need us.

The immediate need 

Last week, Islington Council gave us a hub to operate from for essential supplies and support for our community.
It is a community centre, centrally located, but is ‘bare’ beyond one domestic cooker. We are working hard to kit it out and we anticipate running emergency relief for at least 3 months.
NB we will be serving the people NOT covered by the government’s aid packages for the 1.6 million who are shielding.

From the hub we aim to:

  • Feed between 50 and 100 people a day at street level and more if we can.
  • Provide care packages and basics to those locked-down in temporary accommodation who are referred to us by our local authority partners.
We have more than 100 amazing taskforce volunteers and we are working hard on methods to deploy them safely for our essential services.
This means having structures for safeguarding, psychological support and PPE.
This is not a simple situation, but with our partners we are doing our best to save lives in a scenario which is changing hour by hour.
To donate to the appeal please click here

 

Thank you.

Notes on our finances

We are a tiny grassroots charity and we keep things really lean financially. Only 11% of our expenditure is on running costs such as insurance and office rent, compared to 40% in other charities our size. (source: Channel 4 fact check)

There are no large salaries or big overheads. Nor do we spend money on fundraising or marketing. Our funds go on making amazing creative and heritage activity, campaigning for change and supporting our community members with paid work, bursaries or essentials like travel costs.

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