Ruth, the founder of the Canvas Café reached out to us and mentioned the opportunity to get involved. We ended up sponsoring 100 meals for homeless people in our community and were part of the distribution at the Crisis Centre, which was an incredible experience.
Prior to Ruth contacting us, none of us were aware of the possibility to sponsor meals, particularly as part of this project, but we’re so happy she did because we learned a lot and want to share some information with you.
What is the Canvas Café and what do they do?
The Canvas is a 100% vegan café, community hub and creative venue based in East London, which actively supports its local community through a variety of projects.
One of them is their ‘Pay-it-forward’ project, which gives you the possibility to buy a meal or a drink for someone in need in addition to your own. They also host up to 60 events each month, ranging from Yoga to Comedy nights and mental health workshops. In addition to that, the Canvas café actively reaches out to their community and local businesses to collaborate on projects that support causes they believe in, which is how we came across it and learned about their amazing projects and Crisis UK.
What is Crisis UK and what do they do?
They’re an organisation that works directly with thousands of homeless people across the UK. They provide vital help in order for people to rebuild their lives and fight for ending homelessness. They offer one to one support, advice and numerous courses and classes ranging from yoga to life drawing, across their main sites. Crisis also provides help with finding a home, a job or mental wellbeing.
How can you help?