During the winter months and the run-up to Christmas, it becomes increasingly important to help those in need. Broadside, a Build to Rent scheme that Reside manages in New Cross, recently got in touch with local charity Mustard Tree to find out more about their work and see what they could do to help.
Mustard Tree is a Manchester-based charity helping to combat and prevent poverty, inequality, and homelessness, offering a wide range of support via its services. Located at its branches are Food Clubs: these have been designed to look like grocery shops, helping those in need access essential items and food in a dignified way. They also have Community Shops which are full of gorgeous pre-loved and one-off furniture items, homeware, and clothing that are on sale to the public to raise money for Mustard Tree. For those that might need a helping hand at the start of a new tenancy (those on low income/benefits and/or have been homeless), Mustard Tree will make a house a home with a choice of free furniture. In addition to practical support, the charity also offers workshops at its Ancoats Hub, such as creative writing, art, and textiles.
If you have furniture that’s in good condition and no longer has a use, Mustard Tree will collect these items from you for FREE when you fill out their form: https://mustardtree.org.uk/furniture-donation-enquiry-form/
If you are interested in having a Mustard Tree donation box, perhaps there’s space for it at your work, or maybe you live in a building with multiple apartments that would be suitable, please email email@example.com to arrange this. Please see their Winter Wish List below.