Aid Box Community - Corona Virus appeal

Congratulations!

£7,036 was raised by 153 supporters — that's teamwork!


Want to raise money for your own business or project? Start your own project now

We need funds to buy non-perishable food and essential living items for distribution to self-isolating destitute refugees and asylum seekers

About us

Aid Box Community is a long-established Bristol Charity supporting Asylum Seekers and Refugees who are making Bristol their home. 

We started life in response to the needs of people living in appalling conditions in the camps of northern France and went on to set up a thriving free shop and welcome hub in the centre of Bristol. We have over 400 registered service users from 40+ countries. Many of our service users face stark choices living on just £5 per day and often experience isolation and poor access to vital services. In light of recent events, we need to ensure that we can get aid packages to those unable to leave their homes.  

 

About this project

We know that our service users face isolation, poor access to health services and often suffer from both physical and mental health conditions brought about by their circumstances. 

At ABC, we have made it our mission to ensure that Asylum seekers and Refugees are recognised in their own right as valuable members of Bristol's brilliant community. 

Sadly, although understandably we are following the advice of health professionals and closing our hub and free shop until we are given the all clear to reopen. 

In true Aid Box Style, we will respond practically to the vulnerable people who still so desperately need our help. 

Our amazing volunteers will act as community connections workers, regularly phoning or video calling service users to check in and see if they are OK. The connections team will assess peoples need and ensure that those who need practical help receive it quickly and safely. 

Our aid response team will then mobilise and deliver food packages that you have helped us purchase, pick up prescriptions or post etc. 

 

The team

We both love and rely on a huge group of Bristol's finest volunteers to help us operate all year round, this response is no different and we have organised a solid volunteer force who are ready to help. We have also spent considerable time ensuring that our policies and procedures allow us to minimise contact and work safely.  

 

Risks and challenges

This is an uncertain time for all of us, news is changing fast as is the Government advice. We need to be able to respond quickly to the needs of our service users and can only do this with your help. 

We have the people and the knowledge, all need your, support and a donation to be able to buy the food and essential living items for some of the city’s most vulnerable people. 

 

(due to contact restrictions, we are unable to accept individual items of aid, we have to have a single source so we can ensure as little contact is made as possible) 

£7,036

pledged of £10,000 goal (GBP)

70% pledged

153 backers

This is an open ended project. There is no time limit and payments are taken straight away.

This project was created by

Similar projects

Community Shares

MyCoolClass Learning Platform Owned by Teachers, Not Venture Capital. Help us Grow!

Help us develop an international learning online platform cooperative owned by teachers, not greedy hedge funds.
8% raised
9 days left
8% pledged
Crowdfunding project

Baba Ganoush Kitchen Needs Your Help!

Help us fund an appeal to get this much loved community man out of prison after a miscarriage of justice.
67% raised
Open ended
67% pledged
Crowdfunding project

Drones for the Ukrainian Army

The Ukrainian engineer team needs money to buy details and electronics for building custom drones that will fight for our freedom at the frontline.
1% raised
Open ended
1% pledged
Crowdfunding project

CAUSE: The Social Network for Activists

We're the social network that brings together activists and organisers.
1% raised
Open ended
1% pledged