This year as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic, we want to help spread a little Christmas sparkle by donating educational resources, treats and gifts alongside supporting the delivery of our emergency food parcels. We are asking you to donate and help improve the lives of families in Birmingham and stop children going without.
But it is more than just that……….
Our young people from local schools are joining together and are taking control to run the campaign with practical action to make a positive difference and they need your support.
Young people taking action
Handsworth Association of Schools is helping our young people with their volunteering, fundraising, campaigning, and ideas for community action. Young people’s energy, passion, and enthusiasm to generate positive change will make sure hundreds of extra families will be cared for this Winter with the help of your donations. We live in an area of high deprivation where poverty is a real issue.
We want to help create a community where young people feel valued, engaged, and involved to boost social cohesion and integration.
Who we are
Handsworth Association of Schools enhances the life chances of our children and young people by bringing together communities in Handsworth. We bring people together by working with 20+ school association members and community partners to improve the lives of families in Handsworth and across Birmingham.
We have enabled a huge variety of projects since our inception in 1999, including our flagship Young People’s Parliament, our schools learning networks and more recently organising our community’s response to Covid-19 pandemic: creating a food distribution hub from our conference centre.
Our mission is to promote social inclusion demonstrating enjoyable, enriching and effective strategies for educational attainment.
Family Foodbank Winter Appeal
For too many families this will be more difficult than ever this year. More people than ever will be needing to use a food bank during the festive period and into the new year.
Increasingly, food poverty is hidden behind closed doors by people and families experiencing feelings of guilt and shame about not being able to feed themselves. This winter, as some families struggle to pay essential bills and utilities, there will be many people forced to go hungry.
Families that do have to use our foodbank see it as a lifeline and even more so during the school holidays. We are asking for your help to ensure this Christmas no child goes hungry. We need support so that we continue this great work and be able to provide emergency food and support to families in crisis this year.
There will be a huge demand over the school holidays when families' budgets will also be put under pressure due to funding childcare and the cost of keeping homes warm.
Alongside items such as tea, tinned goods and toiletries, our food bank supported by youth volunteers wants to also spread a little festive cheer during the school holiday by dropping off a Christmas treat such as chocolate or small gifts. Our Christmas Food Bank Appeal will help create and provide meals for families across Handsworth who are in need, thanks to you.