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Local church equipped to do more for people in need in Durham city

St Nics is excited to announce its ability to help people in poverty in Durham City in a practical way. They will be able to raise money for those in need to purchase a specific item that might help them, such as replacing a broken cooker for a family struggling financially or equipping someone with interview clothes to help get a job. 

This potential support is made possible through a new partnership with Acts 435, a national online charity that gives donors the opportunity to connect with people who need help. Acts 435 enables St Nics - and other participating churches and local charities - to post requests for specific needs onto their website.   Individuals can then go online and donate any amount to purchase the specific items that will help people in difficult circumstances, and help to bridge the gap of financial crisis. 

The charity was set up to enable people who are keen to support individuals and families directly in their local area, or another area of the UK, by giving what they can afford  These donations fund items such as fridge freezers and furniture for local people who are homeless, escaping domestic violence, are new to the UK, or those who have perhaps lost their job, or got into debt.  

Michael is the Acts 435 representative in Durham, working through St Nics Church. He says: “Acts 435 is a unique charity. It operates on an extremely cost-effective model, working through regulated churches and charities to connect donors directly with people in need. 100% of donor funds go to people in need and the charity has helped over 32,000 people nationwide since it launched 11 years ago. 

“Working with Acts 435 will enable us to be such a blessing to the people in our local community and we are excited about this opportunity.” 

For more information about Acts 435 click here or contact Michael or Lydia at St Nics Church.  

First published on: 25th January 2022
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