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How your church can help

By supporting The Whitechapel Mission, your church will be contributing towards an effective solution, at a local level, that will have a lasting impact for individuals on the streets of London. You can also feel confident that you are entering into a relationship that is mutually beneficial and innovative.

A partnership with The Whitechapel Mission offers:

  • enhanced team spirit and motivation
  • cross-church commitment to an agreed cause
  • increased 'church brand' value as a progressive, socially active church
  • enhanced church image among worshipers and within the local community
  • Our team will work closely with you to determine the activities that will work best for your worshipers

In all our church partnerships we aim to provide measurable successes, both for our partners and for ourselves. This means you can be sure you are achieving the best outcome from your support.

Financial Year ending 2015

We have achieved our goal to reduce our administration and fundraising costs even further this year, whilst increasing our impact and the numbers we see each day.

  • Administration costs down to 1.3% of gross income and 0% of donation income
  • Fundraising costs down to 1.6% of gross income and 0% of donation income
  • Investment income continues to fund all administration, fundraising, electricity, gas and telephone costs and with a wider margin.
  • We continue to operate without taking funding from local or national government
  • We continue to achieve the best outcomes from the support of our church partners.
Charity of the Year

As a London based charity with a reputation for delivering services to the homeless and fantastic volunteering opportunities , choosing The Whitechapel Mission as your Charity of the Year or Charity of Choice will provide you with huge benefits, particularly for longer term partnerships.

We can offer a personal point of contact who will help you meet your corporate social responsibility (CSR) aims by providing a bespoke package tailored to your needs whilst providing opportunities for targeted PR and PR support.

Other benefits include:

  • demonstrate your commitment to being an active church within the community
  • worshipers involvement through our fundraising and volunteering programmes
  • increased worshipers morale, motivation and loyalty
Worshipers can help our work by
Methods of Giving

The Whitechapel Mission is a registered charity and the Trustees wish to express their grateful thanks to all, whether you be great or small, who support the Mission financially. Those of you who pay Income tax may like to consider the possibility of using one of the tax-efficient ways of giving which enable the Mission to increase the value of your gift by reclaiming basic rate Income Tax.

Various methods are available:

(i) Gift Aid which enables basic rate Income Tax to be reclaimed immediately on single donations of any amount.

(ii) Charities Aid Fund

or

If you would like to contribute regularly, you might like to complete a Bankers Order.

If you would like to know more or would like to send money, please write to:

The Honorary Treasurer
The Whitechapel Mission
212, Whitechapel Road
London
E1 1BJ

Worshipers Involvement

The Whitechapel Mission's team building challenges are a really great way of getting members of your church out of their comfort zone and working together for a great cause.

Worshipers involvement has real benefits for the church, for those who participate and for The Whitechapel Mission. By encouraging members of your church to volunteer together or fundraise togther, you give them the opportunity to develop team working and acquire new skills. Not only can this improve the morale and motivation, it can also enhance your church's image within the local community.

An opportunity to compliment worship with actions.

The growing understanding of what your church is about has led churches to evaluate their image in the eyes of their existing and prospective worshipers.

Why not make The Whitechapel Mission your churches Charity of the Year? It's a great way to get worshipers focused on supporting our work. Offering your worshipers the opportunity to work together and support The Whitechapel Mission can lead to concrete short and long term benefits:

  • enhanced team spirit and motivation
  • cross-church commitment to an agreed cause
  • increased church values as a progressive, socially active church
  • marry actions to worship
  • enhanced church image among worshipers and within the local community
  • our team will work closely with you to determine the activities that will work best for your worshipers

We provide a range of team challenges varying from competitive fundraising to 'hands-on' team-building activities.

Learn more about our volunteering programmes >>>

Longer Term Partnerships

A longer term partnership has a number of advantages in addition to those listed above:

  • worshipers can gain a great understanding of what The Whitechapel Mission does and become enthused and motivated to become involved
  • working with The Whitechapel Mission for longer means worshipers will be able to see the difference they are making to the lives of London's most vulnerable people
  • longer partnerships gives us the financial security to plan further in the future and provide a better service to the homeless with whom we serve

We gratefully acknowledge the very special relationships we have with all of the churches that support us.

Donate gifts in kind

The Whitechapel Mission accepts various types of donations.

Why not consider arranging a clothing drive within the local community or donating the food collected for your harvest service?

We are always looking for gifts at Christmas.

All donations may be dropped off at The Whitechapel Mission. Donations accepted weekdays from 6am until 3pm and weekends from 6am to 1pm.

Learn more about how to donate goods >>>

Get involved and bring hope where there is despair.

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