Opportunites for you to give help to strengthen our communities in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside this winter.
This information will be regularly updated throughout winter, so please keep visiting to check for updates.
Calling Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside community, voluntary, faith or social enterprise organisations! If you would like Action Together to share your winter needs and activities in the one stop winter online shop please click here to complete the form.
Volunteer over winter and help communities across Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside
There are many ways you can help as a volunteer this winter, and our team are on hand to help connect you to local opportunities and great causes across Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside.
All you need to do is register your interest here, and one of the team will be in contact.
Friends of Stoneleigh Park - Christmas Community Cheer
Can you help our local families in the St James ward over the festive period to make their Christmas and holiday a little special. Many families are struggling financially at the moment and at this special time of the year we want to help our community. We are therefore asking for your kind support and donations of the following items: non-perishable foods, toys, toiletries/hygiene products, household items such as cleaning products. Your donations could put a smile on a child’s face and help a family celebrate. To find out how you can help a family living in poverty this Christmas email firstname.lastname@example.org or to our GoFund Page
Oldham Foodbank wants to make sure that no one in our local community has to go hungry, but it needs your help to make this happen. Click here to give a gift of financial support, time, business partnership and food which can make a real difference.
Operation Christmas Child - GOODY BAG
We want to provide a Christmas "GOODY BAG" containing a selection box, snacks and a multi gender/ age gift for as many children in Oldham as possible. That is where we need your help! Instead of collecting a tag and shopping for a gift, we’re asking for donations so we can buy the items. By making a donation, no matter how small or large, you will be making a huge difference to children in your community that might otherwise be waking up on Christmas morning to find nothing under their tree. To make a donation Click here and use OL after your contact details to ensure your donation helps Oldham Children., Closing date for donations is Thursday 3 December 2020
REEL CIC - Support Families in need at Christmas.
Christmas is a very difficult time for families in Oldham, particulary those living in poverty. We hope with your suppoort we are able to provide a small gift on Christmas morning to a child living in poverty. Click here to find out how you can donate and put a smile on a Oldham child's face this Christmas.
Action Together's 'Winter Support in Rochdale' is a one stop shop for people looking to give something back to their local community and for people looking to get help. It includes a volunteer ‘Street Ambassadors’ recruitment drive, a call out for supplies and technology to be donated and information of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations delivering support to local people.
Through Winter in Rochdale, Action Together is working closely with the Digital Tech Library partners to provide digital equipment to people in the Rochdale Borough to help reduce digital poverty and promote digital inclusion for all. If you would like to donate no longer used digital equipment including laptops, mobile phones, tablets and games consoles, please get in touch with Action Together by calling 0161 339 2345 or emailing email@example.com to arrange pick up of the equipment.
Click here to donate to the Winter in Rochdale – Digital Equipment via the JustGiving page. https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/RochdaleWinterCampaign-TechEquipment
Tameside Toy Appeal
Christmas will be very difficult time this year for many families in Tameside, particularly those living in poverty. In response to these unprecedented times our Tameside Toy Appeal is needed more than ever, and we hope with your support we will still be able to provide children and young people in need with a small gift this year. Click here to find out how you can donate toys or to the JustGiving page or volunteer.
Tameside Food Bank Donations
Since the beginning of the pandemic, more people are living in food poverty and sadly Food banks are seeing a steady increase of local people accessing their services for the first time. Food banks need your help, with donations (money & food), see below ways you can support your local foodbank.
Hyde, Hattersely, Longdendale: Tameside South Longdendale Food Bank
Ashton-under-Lyne, Stalybridge, Dukinfield: Tameside East Food Bank
Stalybridge: Barty's Food Bank
Acres Lane, Stalybridge, SK15 2JR
Donate in person Wednesday/Thursday/Friday 9am - 12pm money/toys (new) and food
Mossley Youth Base, The Rowans, Mossley, OL5 9DR
Donate in person on Wednesday/Thursday/Friday 9am - 12pm money/toys (new) and food
Droylsden and Audenshaw: Droylsden and District Food Bank
Denton: Haughton Green Food Bank
St Marys Rectory, Meadow Lane, Denton, M34 7GD
Donate in person on Monday, Tuesday and Friday 2pm - 4pm