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.
Thanks to all your generosity, we were able to reach and surpass our target of £1,000! This will allow us to purchase 26 We-Care-Packages to distribute through our partners in the Nottinghamshire region.
At the start of 2019, we plan to launch our ‘Friends’ initiative, which will be dedicated to promoting social inclusion and cohesion amongst those who are homeless or similarly vulnerable. With a team of people that have a genuine compassion and care for their fellow man (like yourself!), our primary goal is help those in difficult circumstances, who have been socially isolated, develop relationships based on care for one another. Find out more about what our ‘Friends’ initiative will involve and how you can get involved.
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 will act in two distinct forms. The charity will carry out the work we have begun in 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 their 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.