There are five ways that you can help!

Prayer

Prayer undergirds all that we do, please see our attached prayer/newsletter and let us know if you would like to receive a copy by email. Our volunteers meet half an hour before we open to pray every day.

Financial Support

The Olive Branch always needs sustainable financial support. Can you financially support us (no matter how small or large!) on a monthly basis to help us plan ahead more successfully? Please click on the Donate Now button and remember to tick the Gift Aid box if you are a taxpayer.”

Volunteer

Are you a good listener? Can you listen to someone and help them access the help they need. Are you good at admin? Some of our volunteers are happy just making tea and coffee, washing up and cleaning. We also have a lovely lady who knits teddy bears for the children who come in. Volunteers give whatever time they have, just a few hours a week can make all the difference in someone’s life.

Give

The demand on our “food bank” is steadily increasing. Lancaster has pockets of deprivation that fall into the 10% most deprived areas in Lancashire.  There has been an increasing demand for emergency food recently, please will you consider buying a couple of extra items when you do your shopping. Please see our Shopping List page.

Recycling your old valuables

Please donate your unwanted gold, silver, costume jewellery, watches, old notes, currency and mobile phones. Recycling reduces the demand for raw materials and therefore the destruction of the natural environment and wildlife habitats. Recycling is one way in which you can help us to not only lessen the usage of resources and help protect the environment and to enchance our funds. Everything you give us can be recycled, put to good use and turned into cash to help the charity. There are two ways of getting your jewellery to us, you can either hand it in at the Olive Branch or ask us for a special collection envelope and post to:

The Olive Branch (Faith in Action)
FREEPOST
CENTRAL
RECYCLING

 

Thank you very much for your support