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FIND (Families in Need)

FIND is a Christian based registered charity that was founded in 1990 to provide emergency assistance to families or individuals affected by poverty or dispossession. FIND befriends without judging and gives support to those in need.   WHO DOES FIND HELP? Those living in Ipswich and surrounding areas that are deprived of a minimum standard of living, be they single, families, lone parents, children, elderly, sick, disabled or homeless. Referrals are received from local statutory agencies –not by self referral.   WHAT DOES FIND OFFER? The charity provides, free of charge, food, household items, furniture, nursery equipment and nappies etc, beds and bedding and, when available, cookers, washing machines and refrigerators.   WHO PROVIDES THE RESOURCES? FIND is dependenton grants of money andgoods from churches, charitable groups, public bodies and individual members of the community. Fundraising is undertaken by the Director and supporters.   WHO DELIVERS THE HELP? FIND is managed and run by a small group of committed volunteers. Bulky goods are transported in the charity’s own van.   WHAT DOES FIND NEED? ·Regular collections of non-perishable food by churches & other groups ·Van crew and people to help with deliveries throughout the year ·Groups and/or individuals to initiate and organise fundraising events ·Donations of good quality, clean basic household goods eg: beds and bedding, sofas, chests of draws, table & chairs, soft furnishings, white goods and kitchen equipment (Items must comply with safety regulations)   WHO SHOULD YOU CONTACT? FIND's Director, Maureen Reynel MBE (01473 833351)  (Author: )

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Christian Aid - Suffolk
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Ipswich Vineyard Church
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Proclaimers: One church, two locations – Ipswich and Norwich (Author: )

Emmaus Ipswich
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Ashcroft Christian Fellowship
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Ipswich Winter Night Shelter
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Talitha Koum
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Bethesda Eventide Homes
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All Hallows House at Ditchingham
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Waterfront Action Partnership Group
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Ipswich Seafarers Centre
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CYM (Ipswich Christian Youth Ministries)
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Ipswich Soup Kitchen
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