Aid Box Community is homeless – urgent appeal!

Save our service for hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers in Bristol

We have received the very sad news that our service can no longer be provided from our Hub in Redland as the building is not fit for purpose.

While we always knew we could not stay there for good, we thought we have more time to raise the money needed to move.

Our premises is a vital, life-giving place for people to come and be welcomed with humanity and dignity and we work very closely with the other refugee organisations in Bristol who refer people to us regularly.

You, our community, have been on the side of humanitarian response to tragedy and suffering as people have fled wars, persecution and natural disaster. You have been the reason we have been able to pour cups of tea, listened and been a friend, given socks and saucepans – the basic building blocks of life.

From the Hub on Waverley Road we have launched our free shop and other projects and in two years have supported more than 400 families and individuals in building their home in Bristol.

And our hundreds of amazing volunteers have also recycled ton upon ton of donations that would have otherwise been sent to landfill.

Today our situation is simple – with no home we have no service. Rent for a new place for the first year will cost around £25K. That is a LOT of money – it’s money we don’t currently have.

We know that we can do this with your help – but time is against us. We now have to achieve our target to be able to move. The longer we are without a premises, the longer the people we support will go without.

We are equally interested to hear from anyone with property that comprises of 2000sq ft and could lend itself to our mission. 

With your help we can find a new home as soon as possible and get back to what we do best – providing support, supplies and sanctuary to those who need it most.

 

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As well as the need to raise 25K for rent, we are also interested in anyone who may have property options for us to look at. We need circa 2000 sq ft, with good transport links. As always we can be very creative with the right building. Thank you

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