It has been another busy month at Thousand 4 1000. Not only have we been busy raising funds by selling masks and Christmas cards, one of our newest members, Jimmy, set about raising money by restricting his consumption in the run-up to Christmas to just £1 a day. It was an anti-consumerist move designed to encourage people with a little more than enough to share some of their abundance with those without. He raised over £1000.
Thousand 4 £1000 is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), registered with the Charity Commission in the UK (charity registration number 1171590).
Our aim is to be a community response to enforced homelessness amongst forced migrants. We pool small donations from hundreds of people to provide housing and other support to migrants who would otherwise be destitute.
Thousand 4 £1000 has been set up so that if you are caught on the wrong side of the immigration rules, you can find a home. We hope to be able to do more to change the hostile environment to a welcoming one through small acts of solidarity.
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In 2019-20 we housed 20 people who would otherwise have been homeless, and gave practical support to 28 more.
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November is drawing to a close, as I am sure you have already noticed. We are all currently dragging our way through lockdown 2.0. I hope that you are surviving …
One of our newest volunteers, Jimmy, is a first-year student at the University of Sussex. Interested in the shocking disparities in material comfort between the haves of this world and the have-nots, is decided to explore what it means to have a budget of £1 per day for food in the run-up to Christmas. It is what Jimmy has to say: