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A guide to Loaves 'n' Fishes clothing ministry

The Loaves 'n' Fishes clothing ministry is an aspect of a broader ministry operating in Sandwell that gives general services to the poor. It deals with people who have undergone hard times and are short of clothing, such as families forced to flee from abuse. Volunteers can collect clothes, or the latter can be dropped off.

Loaves 'n fishes

The beginning of the ministry The charity was established in Cradley Heath, Sandwell, Birmingham by Anna Hartley as a Christian charitable organisation dealing with needy people. Its address is 26 Waterfall Lane, Cradley Heath, where the charity has an office and a storehouse. It is open for the receipt of donations on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10.00 to 15.00 [10am to 3pm] for donations of furniture etc. and on Wednesdays from 10.00-13.00 [10am to 1pm] for clothing donations only. The motivation of the service The charity takes its name from five loaves and two fishes that Jesus used in the feeding of the five thousand. While being Christian in motivation and belief, its services are extended to all needy people irrespective of race, creed, etc. Fishes and loaves are symbolic of care for the needy. This miracle of Jesus is intended to inspire givers to create abundance from limited resources that would otherwise go to waste. The extent of the service The broader charity takes donations of furniture, pots and pans, cutlery, freezers and fridges, bedding, old televisions etc. that would otherwise be discarded. It helps families and homeless people seeking to establish themselves in their first accommodation. The clothing service is part of this Christian ministry.

The clothing ministry

The target groups for the clothing bank are the very poor and people who are forced to flee from their homes. Often, families suffering from abuse are forced to escape with only the clothes on their backs and must set up home again with almost nothing. Sometimes, soldiers are in dire distress after leaving the army. There are also pensioners moved to sheltered accommodation whose clothing stock has deteriorated through poverty. It is obviously more convenient if the donors can drop items off at the charity, as this saves work and time. However, volunteers can collect if possible.
Contact To have a volunteer collect donations from you, there are the following telephone numbers:
07881 421739 and 01215597 443. There is an email address that you can contact: loaves@hotmail.com A final word
However, you should be aware that there is another Loaves and Fishes Charity in America, which must not be confused with this one.

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