COVID-19: April 2021

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23 ESV

What is our hope? It is that Jesus makes us perfect in the sight of God. No, we’re not perfect and we know that. But our sins and shortcomings are forgiven. If God accepts us, why should we be discouraged?

And there is so much to encourage us. Thanks to the generosity of you – our supporters – we have been able to maintain most of our overseas projects as usual through February and March. Here at home our Foodbanks continue to operate in Caithness, Tain, Alness, Dingwall, Inverness, Nairn, Aviemore and southeast Edinburgh.

Your support prevents people in crisis in our own communities from going hungry and makes a difference to vulnerable children and adults in Europe, Africa and Asia. Read what your gifts are achieving here.

We look forward to reopening our charity shops towards the end of April, following the guidance of the Charity Retail Association and Community Resources Network Scotland. Check back here to find out which shops are open and when.

Meanwhile please hold on to your donations of clothes, bric-a-brac and other goods for us. They will be vital to restart our retail and recycle operation as soon as our shops reopen.

As some of our staff continue to work from home, you can contact us during normal office hours. Call 01349 830777 or email info@blythswod.org. Thank you so much for your support.

James Campbell
Chief Executive

COVID-19: March 2021

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.” Philippians 4:6 NLT

Easier said than done, isn’t it? But it is practical advice. By laying out our concerns before God – and by taking time to give thanks for all the good things that HE has done – we can experience peace even in difficult times.

And we have many reasons to be thankful. Thanks to the ongoing generosity of Blythswood supporters like you we have been able to maintain our overseas projects as usual in January. You can read what your gifts are achieving here Blythswood News 75

We look forward to reopening our charity shops, depots and head office as soon as government regulations allow us to do so. Meanwhile we are working with the Charity Retail Association and Community Resources Network Scotland to produce common guidance regarding the reopening of charity shops.

Your donations of clothes, bric-a-brac and other goods will be important to restart our retail and recycle operation so please keep them for us until our shops reopen.

Blythswood’s Foodbanks continue to operate in Caithness, Tain, Alness, Dingwall, Inverness, Nairn, Aviemore and southeast Edinburgh. Your support prevents vulnerable people in our own communities from going hungry.

As some of our staff continue to work from home, you can contact us during normal office hours. Call 01349 830777 or email info@blythswod.org.

James Campbell
Chief Executive