Advent 2020 Box of Hope
We are all acutely aware that the pandemic of recent months and the restrictions it has brought to the way we live have caused serious and devastating changes to a great many lives.
As we seek to follow Jesus and to show his love and his care in our community, our benefice would like to help.
In partnership with the Red Balloon Foundation, our ministry partners, we will be running our Advent outreach during the whole of December. During that time, we are offering to anyone who is struggling right now for any reason a ‘Box of Hope’. The box will contain essential food and household supplies, as well as a small Christian booklet, and it will be available to anyone in our benefice or on our electoral roll who has need of it. If you’re not sure whether you live in our benefice, there is a map on the Boxes of Hope website at www.rbf.org.uk/ubsmshope.
You can refer yourself or a relative or neighbour by logging into the Boxes of Hope website, www.rbf.org.uk/ubsmshope, or by ringing the freephone number 0800 678 5124 (extension 0) if you don’t have access to the internet.
Your call will be taken by a Red Balloon Foundation staff member. RBF will also be administering the website for us and information about your personal circumstances given as part of the assessment process will not be shared with local benefice members.
If you would like to know more about the scheme, please visit the Boxes of Hope website, or contact Caroline Franks at [email protected]
If you would like to support this initiative financially, details of how to do that are also on the Boxes of Hope website, www.rbf.org.uk/ubsmshope.