We are in the middle of a global pandemic. The BAME community has been disproportionately affected by this disease. The Jarrett Foundation supported by Tesco and the City Bridge Trust, has rallied around the community and has been giving out FREE face masks and hand sanitisers. Stay safe!
In the UK we help youth, particularly black youth who are most vulnerable, those who are isolated, suffer from mental health issues, are involved in knife crime and street crime, violence and antisocial behaviour, helping them to rehabilitate and develop skills and confidence to enter employment and training.
The Jarrett Foundation also operates internationally. We’ve worked in The Gambia and Sierra Leone and we are currently working in Jamaica. We have kitted out 136 schools in developing countries, and helped over 10,000 children giving them resources including books, stationery, clothes and shoes for school.
These are important days, when there is a need to remind everyone that “Black Lives Matter”.
Following the killing of George Floyd, amidst protest marches, and uncomfortable yet constructive conversations, the question was, how should the UK Gospel community respond? After some consideration, the One Voice Team felt they had already recorded the song "Somebody Please", which perfectly reflects God’s heart for Worship & Justice.
It was written by Noel Robinson & Israel Houghton and produced by Nicky Brown at Abbey Road Studios.
“With One Voice we will sing a new song and with One Voice we will right what’s wrong”
As a children's charity, The Jarrett Foundation worked with UK Primary Schools, Local Authorities, Corporations, Churches, Hospitals etc. to recycle their furniture and resources. These included: school desks, school chairs, cabinets, cupboards, sports equipment, books, office desks & chairs, conference bags etc.
We collected the items and shipped them to the developing world. Every year UK schools refurbish and throw away items of furniture that have many good years of usage left in them. The majority of the items we shipped were brand new and were just surplus to requirement, like the 27,000 brand new exercise books donated from Hertfordshire County Council, simply because the schools were now going to use exercise books with logos on the front.
Primary schools from across London have donated furniture to our children's charity. The desks and chairs would be transported to our warehouse where they would be sorted and cleaned.
Our children's charity has been donated thousands of items of brand new school resources from our friends at Hertfordshire County Council.
We were donated brand new mattresses, sheets and pillow cases from Kings Hospital London and we kitted out a clinic in Sierra Leone, Africa.
The Jarrett Foundation has a very strict quality control process. We refuse many items into our children's charity if we feel we would not be happy to present them to the children. This is why most items we ship are brand new or nearly new.
We are very proud that as a small children's charity, The Jarrett Foundation has shipped 7 x 40ft containers. The containers have been sponsored by our friends at Barclays Bank.
Recycling of school furniture to our children's charity has solved problems for so many.
Their need to dispose of furniture
Their need for replacement furniture
It does not end up in landfills