Traidcraft Exchange is Traidcraft’s partner development charity. It works with partners in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, running programmes to support people working in different supply chains. When people in low-income countries receive training in proven business skills – to add to their natural will to succeed – they can turn a profit from the work they do, and use it to feed their families and educate their children.
They can build a better future for their families and their communities – for generations to come. That’s what Traidcraft Exchange is all about.
Until 11th April 2018, all donations made to Traidcraft Exchange will be matched by the UK government, so your donation is doubled.
All We Can is a Methodist charity working for relief and development
In the short term
In times of crisis, All We Can works through local partner organisations, already rooted in communities, or through the Methodist Church. All We Can also works in partnership with other international humanitarian aid NGOs that have long term partnerships with local organisations capable of responding.
In the longer term
All We Can also supports the local organisations with which it works with to find sustainable long-term ways of preparing for and responding to disasters. It provides the training and capacity development needed to build communities that are more resilient to disasters and to help protect the hard fought development gains they have achieved.
The fortnight runs from 26th February to 11th March. Buy goods from the Traidcraft stall as well as fairly traded goods from charity shops and supermarkets.
The ClothesBank has been going for over a year and has helped around 150 people.
We continue to receive funds from the RagBag collections, and just before Christmas, a generous donation of over £180 from a Frocks and Fizz evening held by the Gate Fellowship, proceeds of which were for “our partner charity, Dundee Clothing Project”.
So we had enough funds to purchase toiletries, gloves, hats and warm leggings. These and about 20 new reversible fleece / waterproof coats that were donated by Allison Stiven, were taken to the Salvation Army premises on Christmas Day, where a splendid Christmas Lunch was being hosted for all those in need.
We still have funds available and plenty of clothing in stock and it has been suggested that we make up packs to be given out at Ninewells Hospital, for those who may arrive via emergency services, without any suitable clothing or toiletries, so we will be doing this in the next week or so.
All donations of clothing, shoes, boots and handbags still very welcome.
Santa and his elf visited the recent Link Club Christmas party; there were gifts for all the members.
The party concluded with a retelling of the Nativity story by Club members.
A letter of thanks has been received for Marketgait’s donations and support during the past year. The FoodBank remains committed to “providing emergency food relief to individuals, couples and families experiencing hardship throughout the city of Dundee and its surrounding area”.
In 2016, over 8,500 people were assisted with non-perishable food provision and the FoodBank is currently feeding 150 persons per week. (Clients can access the Foodbank on 3 separate occasions over a 6-month period.)
The Clothes Bank will be open on Thursday 28th December 2017 from 1pm to 3pm, and on Thursday 4th January 2018. It will be closed on Monday 1st January 2018.
The Methodist Clothes Bank will be open on Thursday 28th December, as part of the Dundee Drop In programme offering help to those in need over the festive period.
Due to a misunderstanding, the reporter assumed that the Rev Sue Jansen, not Sue Marshall-Jennings, was running this project. Rev Sue is Methodist chaplain in St Andrews, and supports the work of the Clothes Bank, as well as being a Methodist presence in St Andrews.
All We Can and the Methodist Church in Britain are calling for support for an urgent appeal for refugees displaced by the recent violence in Burma. Since late August, more than half a million people have fled from violence in Rakhine State to Bangladesh for safety.
All We Can has initially responded with essential food supplies for families, but much more help is needed.