ACTS 435: ‘Giving to anyone who has need’
“Acts 435 is a fantastic initiative. It is a very simple idea but a very exciting one! I am proud that the Church is taking practical steps to help those facing practical difficulties.”
Right Rev. Dr. John Sentamu, former Archbishop of York.
About ACTS 435
Holy Trinity Church is delighted to partner with Acts 435. Acts 435 is a Christian online giving charity that directly connects those who want to give with those who are in need of their help, through a network of local churches and charities. It recognises that people want to give, often a little, sometimes more, to people with genuine need. It puts people who can give in touch with people who are in need, with the Church as the physical, face-to-face advocate. This network of over 600 partners enables online giving throughout the UK, which goes directly to individuals and families in poverty and facing hardship. Anyone can go onto the Acts 435 website, read a story of an individual need, and give towards their request for help. They also know that 100% of anything they give will go directly to their person in need as all administration costs are covered by applicable Gift Aid on donations.
The Advocate (Ben Warrender) may meet with the applicant through their existing work or ministry and determine a need such as; a washing machine, passport fees, or travel costs. They can then post this request for the small, specific need onto the website where donors can see it and donate. Once the request has been met the Advocate will help the recipient to source the item they so desperately need.