We are a group of Volunteers and Staff who care passionately about helping those local families who are less fortunate than we are. We work in 2 Charity Shops, selling donated items and using the money raised to help local families in crisis.
These are difficult times for all of us, money is scarce, but of course, money is what we need ! We can turn your unwanted items into cash to make a real difference to the lives of those we try to help. We need your items more than ever. If you can make a donation to us:
£20 would pay for bedding for a child
£22 would pay for a safety gate
£30 would pay for a special Christmas
£42 would pay for a heater
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The Leeds Community Trust has been a loyal charity to our support service for 15 years which has enabled many of our families to restart fresh beginnings, which has lead to independent living and giving back clients’ self confidence and self esteem to face the future especially in this current economic climate. Our clients are so grateful for all they receive from the Leeds Community Trust as with their help they are able to change a shell into a home for the children which gives the families a foundation to build on for their security and future plans and dreams.
Everyone deserves a second chance in life and with the Leeds Community Trust own ethos that allows people that chance and make dreams come true. All staff thank the Leeds Community Trust for their support over the years and hopefully for many years to come.
Dear Lovely Community Shop Trust Team
Thank you for the incredible support which you have provided to families who have numerous complex needs including Social Care involvement, poor housing, domestic abuse, mental health, drugs and alcohol abuse.
The Leeds Community Shop Trust is an amazing charity which makes a remarkable difference to families with children. You provide a personal service where you listen to the issues and assess the needs of the families. The funding you provide raises outcomes and in many cases ensures that children can reside within their family.
“Thanks for the £80. We were able to purchase some good heaters for mum to ensure the home is kept warm for her newborn.”
“The family were so grateful for the grant. It has helped the whole family we now have bedtime routines in place. Thank you.”
“Thank you for your support. The bed will make a big difference to the family.”
“Mum and family were surprised & appreciative of the vouchers as it takes some pressure off the costly Xmas period.”
“The bed which has been ordered will make a significant impact on the family, ensuring R (4) to sleep on her own and not with her mother, creating better sleep routines for both of them. Thank you very much for this grant.”
“Service provided was efficient. Mum has found the washing machine to be a big help.”
“The new cooker provides a safe way of feeding the family as the old cooker was very unsafe. This takes the weight off the family who can focus on H’s incredibly complex needs.”
“I would like to say a very big thank you for all the help you have given to a family I have been supporting. Mum is very grateful for the carpets which are much warmer for her young daughter. Thank you.”
“The family would like to thank the Trust for their kind support in a time of great need as the bed enabled them time to enjoy spending together without worrying about P.”
“Thank you for your kind support for the above family. Flooring in the child’s room is a huge help and without your support I as a family worker would not be able to support families in the community.”
“Thank you very much for providing me with a double mattress. This has helped me a great deal and I am very grateful for your help. Thank you.”
“Mum and the children have been through a difficult 2 years, so having some money to buy uniform so her children can blend in with their peers means a lot to mum & will promote the children’s emotional well-being. Thank you so much.”
“Excellent service and a very quick turnaround, which enabled our customer to have some independence and ensure he has transport to college.”
“Your assistance with a washing machine has greatly improved family life – Thank you all for your help.”