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Marylebone Project

The Marylebone Project are now one of the largest women's hostels providing 112 long and short term beds for homeless women. They offer essential facilities and support to women who visit the rough sleepers drop in at the Marylebone Centre. They deliver education, employment and training opportunities and meaningful activities  in order to support service users into independent living. They empower homeless women into independent lives.

They are doing fantastic work with an ethos that each woman is a very special person and through the themes of Spirituality, hospitality, empowerment, resettlement, they believe they are and will continue to make a lasting difference.

How do we help? We donate through our branches or an area:

Holy Innocents, Willesden Area - as a branch we donate toiletries as Christmas gifts, Easter eggs at Easter and throughout the year we donate bedding, and essential kitchen equipment for those setting up home.

Edmonton Area - because many of the women now attend college, paper, pencils folders etc. are required; all donations will be gratefully received. 

If you would like to find out more about the Marylebone Project click on the links below:



Furnish Project

Furnish is a registered charity set up to  re distribute unwanted good quality furniture to vulnerable and homeless people referred to them by partner agencies. Furnish is part of the Shepherds Bush Housing Group that covers West London.
Furnish Project Willesden Area - 2018
The Willesden Area has been helping with the Furnish Project for at least 12 years.  Furnish is a charity that helps the homeless and those in need. They provide clients moving into a new home with furniture and the MU provide bedding and kitchen essential boxes.  Clients are referred by social services and other agencies. This year, there was a gentleman from the Ealing Churches Night Shelter. This gentleman was moving from the night shelter into a new room and was very cash and resource short. He had also just got a job.  

Branches raise funds to purchase either new bedding or essential kitchen items.  They do this in a variety of ways; some have collections from their church communities others fundraise throughout the year.   They meet once a year (Oct half-term) to pack boxes supplied by the Furnish Charity.(see below)

2017 they packed 57 boxes of bedding. They had decided to concentrate on bedding as this  appeared to be more in demand and only few kitchen boxes had been given out in the previous year. In 2018 some kitchen essential boxes will also be covered.

Boxes have been given out to a safe house for women and children,  Staying First - a debt and advice service, clients going through hard times, Clients moving into totally empty properties,  and some to Africa to the Angel Foundation - which helps with underprivileged youths

2 Double Sheets (new)          
Under Blanket (new)              
2 Pillow Cases (new)             
2 Pillows          (new)             
1 Double Duvet (new)            
Duvet Cover   (new)
Towels (new)                         
Extras please             
2 single sheets (new)             
Single under blanket (new)    
1 Pillow (new)                                                                                           
Pillow case (new)                   
1 single duvet (new)               
Duvet  cover (new)
Towels (new)                         
Extras please
Suggested contents for Box of Kitchen Essentials,  new or very good condition
4 Mugs or cups and saucers             
4 tea plates                 
4 bowls                                   
4 dinner plates                                   
Pan large                    
Pan small
Frying pan                                         
Can opener                
Tea towels                             
Set of cutlery 4 knives, 4 forks, 4 teaspoons, 4 dessert spoons                   
Extras please
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