How we can help others
As part of our commitment to justice, Cornerstone has for several years supported the work of Gatehouse. Gatehouse is a charity that works with homeless and vulnerably housed people in Oxford. You can find out more about the amazing work they do here - http://oxfordgatehouse.org/
Every month, Cornerstone organises a collection of food for Gatehouse to use primarily in their drop-in café. We also have links with the Thame Sharing Life Food Bank, enabling their surplus stock to be donated to Gatehouse.
For the past couple of years, in partnership with Haddenham Baptist Church, we have run a project at Christmas seeking donations of items or money. This has enabled us to provide Gatehouse with around 40 new rucksacks filled with useful items, for them to give out as Christmas presents for their guests.
If you are interested in getting involved, we would love to hear from you. Or just look out for our next monthly food donation, and add a few extra items to your shopping list to support those who are most in need. Thank you!
Asylum Welcome are a charity based in Oxford that work to support asylum seekers and refugees who are living in Oxfordshire in a wide range of ways.
Last summer the government placed a significant number of refugee families in hotels within Oxfordshire and a small group from several churches in the area, including Cornerstone, have been working alongside Asylum Welcome to provide practical support and help to some of them.
Visit Asylum Welcome's website to find out more about what they do and for practical ways to help. www.asylum-welcome.org