Seeing is Believing
We get excited to see the positive effect our grants have on the local community, and being able to share this during our project visits.
In December we took a small group of our donors out on a Seeing is Believing Project Visit to two local projects we have supported.
MK Storehouse is a relatively new group but they are already having a huge impact on local people in Milton Keynes. The aim of the charity is to provide essential clothing and footwear to those who cannot afford such items. Alan, who manages the project, explained that the recent grant, that they had received from MK Community Foundation, had allowed the group to part fund the role of project manager to work 15 hours per week to maintain and run the charity; facilitating their clothing distribution sessions and management of their volunteers as well as building stronger fundraising support from the local community.
During our visit, we quickly saw that school uniform is an essential stock item and we also witnessed that women’s clothing is more abundant than men’s! Our donors asked lots of pertinent questions and they were keen to understand how the operation functioned. One donor even brought along a jacket to donate whilst there and all the donors were keen to find out how they could further support such a worthwhile cause!