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February News Letter

February 21st, 2018

 

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Portsmouth Churches Housing Association has been providing support and accommodation, in our three hostels, for women and children in Portsmouth for over 100 years.  At the end of last year we were very pleased to be included in the Churches Homeless Action vouchers for Christmas scheme. Residents and staff attended a special service in St. Mary’s Church, Fratton to collect the supermarket vouchers, which had been donated by members of the public.  The vouchers were distributed to all residents for Christmas.  In addition, Management Committee members had agreed that rather than exchange Christmas cards to each other they would donate money which could be used to buy gifts for the residents of Somers Road, a hostel for single women.  The vouchers and gifts were distributed during a coffee morning organised by the residents, which everyone enjoyed.

At the start of this year the Management Committee members recognised that there is still a desperate shortage of decent affordable accommodation for single women and young families. It was decided that the Association would purchase a three bedroom house for one of our young families, who is currently in a two bedroom property.  A new family will be moving into the smaller property very soon.  Needless to say both families are delighted.

Finally, we are very pleased to have received a donation of toiletries, food and cleaning material from CHIMES (Churches together in Milton, Eastney and Southsea).  I would like to thank everyone involved for thinking of us and our residents.

 

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The Portsmouth News Comfort and Joy Christmas Campaign 2017

November 20th, 2017

The Portsmouth News in collaboration with Churches Homeless Action Group have set up the Comfort and Joy Campaign.  The purpose of the campaign is to distribute Christmas Cards with a £5 Supermarket Gift Card to those in need.

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Portsmouth Churches Housing Association, along with other eleven other organisations in the Portsmouth area selected, will benefit from the Campaign.

 

To kick start the Campaign, The News published an article which gave details as to how people can donate and where to send the gift cards and a list of the organisations that will benefit.

 

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The donation of the £5 gift card means that the families and the single women living in our hostels can purchase something extra special that they would not normally be able to afford to do due to low income.

For others it may be the only gift that they receive this year, and knowing that someone has thought about them at this time of year can mean so much to them.

To read the article and find out how to get involved please visit  http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/spread-christmas-cheer-with-our-special-campaign-1-8252940

 

 

Donations

October 12th, 2015

A big Thank You to the lovely family that recently popped into our Head Office with this fantastic donation of young children’s toys.

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We always welcome donations of toys, clothes, food as well as money.  We alway ensure that these fantastic gifts are distributed throughout our hostels.  These items are always very much appreciated by all the families living in our hostels.

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