Cooking for Ronald McDonald House
Once a month a group of members gather at the Ronald McDonald House to prepare a meal for the families who are temporarily residing there. All of these people have seriously ill children that are being treated at the Evelina Children’s Hospital. Something as simple as returning to a home cooked meal can make a huge difference in their day. It’s a caring touch that is greatly appreciated. We count on the generosity of our members to make these meals a success. There are two ways you can help. Either meet at the House to help prepare the meal and contribute towards the cost of the groceries OR simply make a monetary contribution. There are always supplies we need so whatever donation you are comfortable making we will cheerfully accept!
The Soup Kitchen (and Clothes Closet)
The Soup Kitchen at the American International Church serves meals to homeless and at-risk men and women in central London. Homelessness is a serious and growing problem in London. The Soup Kitchen serves a balanced, hot breakfast and lunch to more than 100 rough sleepers every day.
Every other Monday morning eight to ten AWC volunteers help prepare and serve food. We also staff the shelter's Clothes Closet, which distributes clothing and personal items to men and women in need.
The AWC raises funds to help the Soup Kitchen provide meals to the growing population of guests. In 2018, the AWC donated a clothes washer and dryer for clients to use. The ability to launder clothes eliminates the need to replace them frequently as residents of the streets and shelters must do without access to laundry facilities.
Come help us serve this vulnerable community and make a difference in your adopted home. The Clothes Closet accepts donations of clean, gently used clothing (mostly men's jeans, hoodies, rain gear, and trainers or hiking shoes), travel-sized toiletries, backpacks, trollies, and sleeping bags.
Please see our updated Clothes Closet Wish List for 2019–2020. Thanks for your support!
Or, click on the following link to make contributions directly to the Soup Kitchen.
Monetary Donations for the Soup Kitchen:
Other Ways You Can Help
The Ramblers Association
The Weekday Hikes Group collects £1 from every hiker each month to donate to the Rambles Charity. The Ramblers is an association of people and groups who come together to both enjoy walking and other outdoor pursuits and also to protect, maintain and expand the infrastructure of the footpath network in England and Wales. They believe in protecting people's ability to enjoy the intrinsic values of nature and defend the countryside and urban green spaces. Every year the AWC enjoys hundreds of miles of footpaths maintained by the Ramblers --- we aim to support the countryside we value so much.