WHAT DO WE DO?
We collect, store and deliver good quality donations from the community (that’s YOU!) needed by children in Haringey. We respond to the needs of families referred to us by local Social and Health Care professionals.
Our aim is:
In response to referrals from Social Workers, Health Visitors and Family Support Workers we meet some of the most basic needs of the most disadvantaged under 7-year-olds in Haringey where the income gap is ever-increasing. We try to make sure they have a week’s worth of clothes to wear, some decent toys to play with, and a proper bed.
At the end of 2018, we welcomed a new director to the leadership of Children’s Storehouse, Bonnie Som. She has established a social media presence for the charity on Facebook and Instagram to raise awareness in the local community about our important work.
In December, we ran a drive for donations in the Hornsey Town Hall in partnership with the Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre. It was very successful. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of Crouch End and surrounding areas. On January 19th, from 11 to 4 pm, we hosted a Community Sort-out to organize the donations we received for us to effectively and efficiently serve more families in Haringey than ever in 2019.
Since its inception, the charity has operated on a model of referrals and delivery. However, we have the vision to grow beyond this model to help more families. We are considering opening a storefront where families can come and choose the items they need, as well as have a chat and a cuppa. We also want to partner with other local charities and services to see to family needs holistically.
WHO ARE WE?
Motivated by the kindness and generosity of Jesus and his heart for the poor, we are a voluntary group of friends from a few local churches and the local community, who work together to provide this resource for Haringey. All volunteers who visit or handle referral information have up-to-date DBS checks. We are registered with the ICO and all data is confidential, securely managed and stored.
This project is led by a partnership between London Life Vineyard Church and Church on the Farm.
How can you help?
Volunteer – you don’t have to be a member of a church. Get in touch for opportunities like our Community Sort-out.
Spread the word – find us on
Facebook Instagram: Londonchildrensstorehouse
and our website: www.childrensstorehouse.com.
Please like, follow, and share with your family, friends, and neighbours.
Donate – we accept financial support via our website. We also welcome good quality items for children and families. Please see the list below:
Items you can donate (high demand items in bold):
- Double buggy
- High Chairs
- Moses Baskets
- New or good condition mattresses
- Play mats
- Stair gates
Sorry – We cannot take car seats for safety reasons