My name is Stefan Jones and my partners name is Tariro Mudarikiri
We decided to start AR RIHLA FOOD PROJECT as a way of helping those in greater need than ourself.
We have personally experienced the effects of homelessness growing up, so we understand how it can trap an individual, making them feel inadequate, unequal and less of a human being.
These experiences have left us with deep scar’s this is why we are going to strive to reduce the strain of this kind of hardship.
I believe we can achieve this because our drive comes from a source of pain not from a financial standpoint but a deep-rooted level of real-life experience.
Our project supports the homeless twice a month where we serve hot food and drink this will extend to every Sunday within the next few months.
We also offer a sponsorships scheme where you can sponsor a homeless person by providing them with a woolly hat, scarf, gloves, socks and a sleeping bag
- Hat, gloves and socks - £2.45
- Socks - £1.00
- Sleeping bag - £7.99
Total sponsorship - £11.54 per person
This project will be serving 100+ people within the next coming months hence why we need your support and contributions.
We set a target at £1700
This would cover our weekly food and packaging expenses;
- Coffee and Tea
- Cups, aluminium containers, cutlery and tissues
As well as £1000 towards sleeping bags, hats, scarfs, and socks.
This would dramatically change around 72 homeless people's living condition going into these winter months.
As well as physical support we understand people also need mental support. Just being there to listen to them tell their story allows them to internalize it and allow us to help them find a way out. Having someone to talk to that understands is a very powerful thing that also gives people hope.
Ultimately, our aim is to give support, offering a helping hand in rebuilding lives taking one step at a time.
We take no salary All donations go on the project.
We can show proof of all costs if necessary.
At the moment we are leasing with a few company's trying to get the cost of each item down but as of yet these prices are the cheapest.
Our plan is to buy in wholesale and get the cost down further but at the moment we just don't have enough capital as we are the only people funding the project.
Thank you for your time
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