Firm Foundation is a registered charity which helps relieve the immediate suffering of the homeless, while working with them to find a practical and sustainable solution to their needs.
It was birthed through a collection of Churches in Harrow who wanted to make a difference. The charity is now working across the Borough of Harrow assisting those who are single and homeless regardless of circumstance.
Their ethos is to demonstrate God’s love for humanity in a practical, Christian way to those who are homeless, vulnerably housed or at risk of becoming homeless. They run a winter night shelter January to March, a regular drop-in forum and run Hope Place as move-on accommodation.
Pinner Baptist Church gives an annual donation towards the work, plus extra fund-raising and visits from the team. For more information see www.firmfoundation.org.uk
Harrow Foodbank is a project founded by local churches and community groups, working together towards stopping hunger in our local area.
They have been running since 2013 and offer 3-day emergency food parcels to people or families in crisis. They do not only offer food, but also supply toiletries, cleaning products, baby supplies and pet food.
The distribution centres are at St Paul’s Church in South Harrow and Holy Trinity Church in Wealdstone, and they collect their donations at their warehouse in the Phoenix Business Centre in Harrow.
Pinner Baptist Church gives an annual donation towards the work, plus collecting food supplies at Harvest and other occasions. www.harrowfoodbank.org.uk
Harrow Street Pastors
Street Pastors are trained volunteers from local churches and they care about the community.
They are usually on patrol from 10pm to 4am on a Friday or Saturday night to care for, listen to and help people who are out on the streets.
They are led by a local coordinator and also have support from local churches and community groups in partnership with the police, local council and other statutory agencies.
Pinner Baptist Church gives an annual donation and has one member training to be a Street Pastor.
For more information see https://streetpastors.org/locations/harrow/
Compassion UK is a Christian charity passionate about empowering all children to overcome the obstacles poverty puts in their way. Their approach to fighting poverty is highly focused and personal. It’s summed up in three simple words: Compassion for children. They show every child they matter, linking them with one sponsor whose support gives them a hope and a future.
Pinner Baptist Church is currently supporting 3 children through annual donations.
For more information see www.compassionuk.org
Home Mission is all about helping Baptist churches and individuals to reach their mission potential and bring the love of God to their communities. It is the Baptist family purse, and each year the Union has an appeal to raise money for Home Mission.
For more information see https://www.baptist.org.uk/Groups/220659/Home_Mission.aspx
BMS World Mission
BMS World Mission is a Christian mission organisation, working in around 30 countries on four continents.
BMS works among some of the most marginalised and least evangelised people, in some of the most fragile places on earth. They aim to bring life in all its fullness through seven key ministries: church, development, education, health, justice, leadership and relief.
For more information see https://www.bmsworldmission.org/
Christian Aid are a partnership of people, churches and local organisations committed to ending poverty worldwide.
As the official relief, development and advocacy agency of 41 sponsoring churches in Britain and Ireland, they work as part of a worldwide church community.
They carry out relief, development and advocacy work through more than 700 local organisations, which are close to the people and communities they seek to help.
For more information see www.christianaid.org.uk