Chari-tea partnership for Brixton Soup Kitchen and Giveacar


Giveacars' Charlotte and Patrick (left) with BSKs' Solomon and Iona get ready to supply coffee and bisicuits
Giveacars’ Charlotte and Patrick (left) with BSKs’ Solomon and Iona get ready to supply coffee and bisicuits

BRIXTON Soup Kitchen and non-profit organisation Giveacar are teaming up to help raise funds and to continue to support people in need.

The two organisations handed out free teas and coffees to passers-by outside Asda in Clapham Junction on Sunday morning to raise awareness of both projects and to thank the community for their support.

Giveacar, founded in 2010, is a social enterprise which accepts donations of unwanted cars to raise funds for charity.

It donates all proceeds from the sale or scrapping of a car to a UK registered charity of the donor’s choice.

BSK biscuits
Bespoke BSK biscuits from the south London based Bespoke Biscuit Compnay

The organisation has raised £1.9m through the sale of cars ranging from old bangers to luxury brands.

Giveacar manager Patrick Church said: “We’ve even had a few Rolls-Royces and Porsches donated.”

For Giveacar’s latest project it aims not to sell, but to raise the money so that Brixton Soup Kitchen can buy a £15,000 van for outreach work.

Co-founder Mahamed Hashi explained that the van will enable the charity to provide homeless people across London and beyond with hot food.

He added: “It’s not really safe to go to to the places we go on your own. The van will mean we can all travel together.”

Mahamed’s co-founder Solomon Smith said helping Brixton’s homeless, which he does alongside his job as a youth worker, is a rewarding experience.

“Homeless people are some of the most giving people you’ll meet.”

After a successful awareness event, the Giveacar team hope to help out on one of the Soup Kitchen’s maiden outings in their new van.

You can donate a car here.




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