Get Involved

If, like us, you are struck by the plight of families in temporary accommodation, please don’t feel hopeless. There is plenty you can do to help. Here are some ideas…

Volunteer

Support us financially

Donate goods

Raise awareness

Volunteer

We are a volunteer-run organisation. We rely on the kindness, dedication and professionalism of our body of volunteers to get things done.

In return we can offer:

  • training,
  • free DBS,
  • mentoring,
  • weekly optional support and supervision,
  • great references to get in to jobs.

All we ask for in return is:

  • reliability,
  • affability, and
  • an affinity with our wish to make sure all women and children who come to us are treated with friendship, understanding and respect.

Our volunteers are managed by a highly accomplished volunteer manager with a decade of experience working for a national charity.

View our volunteer roles.  

If you don’t see one that you like, simply get in touch and tell us what you would like to do for us.

Support us financially

Despite everything that we are getting for free – a building to operate from – food, and more than 500 hours of volunteering time – unfortunately, we still need money to do some things.Every little helps so please do consider supporting a Newham family who might be 1struggling. Donate to our justgiving page

Or during January and February vote for us in a local TESCO.

See more ideas on how you can help raise money for Newham mums in need.

Donate goods

We have been so lucky with donations from Newham and East London mums. We welcome donations of items such as:

  • Goods: Food, toiletries, nappies, baby clothes, cots, buggies, baby baths, toys, make-up, books, etc.
    (drop off at Kay Rowe Nursery School and Children’s Centre Osborne Road, Forest Gate, E7 0PH, or contact us to pick up. )
  • Services: magic shows, face-painting, makeup makeovers, hairdressing services. Anything that you think mums and children might enjoy, might need, or that might make them feel a bit better.
  • Expertise: Web-design, logo design, fundraising expertise, charity sector knowledge, and good ideas.

Raise awareness

The more keyboard campaigners we have on our side the better. And you don’t even need to leave the sofa! So get tweeting, sharing, liking and linking.

If you do find yourself leaving the sofa occasionally you could talk to people face to face about the problem of families in temporary accommodation and tell them about the Magpie Project. Let us know if you need information to share and we can send you a briefing. The more people who know there is a problem, the more likely we all are to find solutions.