Together – this winter help us to beat homelessness
Matthew 25:40 is a Nottingham based social enterprise who’s aim is to invest in servicing the city’s community of homeless and vulnerable people. In doing this, we strive to help those that are ‘in need’ gain back their independence.
Our focus this winter is to help those that are currently sleeping rough.
Your donation today will go towards purchasing and distributing our ‘We Care Packages’. These backpacks contain a sleeping bag, a thermal blanket, clean clothes and underwear, basic toiletries and other essential items, this will make provide little comfort for those sleeping rough.
So, what are we about? We exist because at Matthew 25:40 we feel that it is our role, to ensure that we help and support one another in times of need.
In general, we know that people care, but we understand that it has become extraordinarily hard to find time or even money to do so.
We aim to make it easy and simple to help those in need.
In its full form, Matthew 25:40 to act in two distinct forms. The charity will carry out the work we have begun supporting the homeless and vulnerable community. We will open a franchise of restaurants named 25:40 across the UK, all with the aim to use 100% of its net profits towards making a positive difference in the lives of those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
In its most fundamental form, love is about caring, serving and sharing our gifts with the community that we live in. Our goal is to demonstrate the love of God through our actions, in a way that benefits everyone.
Why Matthew 25:40 is needed
In Britain, there are currently over 300,000 people recorded as homeless, including those who are sleeping rough and in temporary accommodation (Shelter, 2017). Homelessness is a critical nationwide issue that is forecast to get worse. This is an unacceptable reality that many face in a country, which boasts one of the largest economies in the world.
The lack of genuinely affordable housing across the UK as well as the decreasing support for low income households has played a detrimental role in the fight against homelessness. It is one of the biggest issues we face today which will require a joint approach from like minded organisations to truly serve their communities.
All too often do we see people deprived of basic requirements for everyday living. Homelessness is not just a problem for those who are directly impacted by it – but for everyone. Action is required not just at governmental level but also at a local level, as a community.
Having a permanent place of residence is a basic human need and without this, it can make it difficult for someone to form and maintain relationships, stay in good health (both physically and mentally) and find stable employment. With every passing day that someone remains homeless, the negative effect it can have on their lives only increases.
Change is possible! We, as a nationwide community, can be the greatest agents of this change.
That is why Matthew 25:40 aims to act as a driver within our communities to be able to support those in need and help create the change we wish to see.