Windsor Christian Action (WCA) was formed in 2013 and founded by Churches Together in Windsor, which is an ecumenical organisation supported by all the mainstream churches in Windsor. WCA is supported by all the NW Team churches, with members of the Team churches actively involved in both the Homeless Project and Street Angels, whilst the School Rooms at St Stephen is used for the regular Homeless lunch; it has three projects:
Street Angels Windsor
who patrol Windsor late at night and offer protection to vulnerable people.
Windsor Homeless Project
offers empathy and practical support to the homeless and vulnerable.
which provides food and groceries for families and individuals who would otherwise be going hungry; based on collections from local churches and stores, and is based in Dedworth Baptist Church.
Street Angels and the Homeless Project receive significant support, both in money and in kind, from churches, individuls and organisations. FoodShare also receive substantial support from the community by receiving food donations especially from Tesco's in Dedworth and Waitrose.
Both Street Angels and the Homeless Project are dependent upon charitable giving from individuals and organisations. Churches and individuals have been generous in their support, both in money and kind, as have a number of charitable trusts and foundations as do the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, and Thames Valley police, Pret a Manger, Cinnamon, Tesco, Waitrose and now Marks & Spencer help WCA in cash or kind.
Both projects depend almost entirely upon the time and energy given by volunteers. We employ four part-time staff to coordinate the work of the Homeless Project and to support the guests. Street Angels receives a large amount of active support from a Police Community Support Officer whose involvement is highly valued, and from one part time employee.
WCA is a membership organisation. Through your much needed support you will assure the continuation of these worthwhile Projects. We include among our volunteers people of any faith and none. They are good hearted people who sympathise with the aims of the Projects and who are willing to commit themselves to serve their local community in this way. We are proud and humbled by the work they do.
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