Taking care of those 
on our doorstep

Since beginning our efforts, we are proud to have handed out over 60,000 food parcels, along with clothing and bedding to those in desperate need. Despite this, many more continue to live on the streets in our local area and we feel that it is our responsibility to help our brothers and sisters sleeping rough on our doorstep.

This is why we encourage our supporters to give to our local appeals to help us to bring hope back to those who may have already lost it. As well as distributing food and clothing to the homeless, the funds that we receive through various donations also allow us to give toys to the local children’s hospital in Peterborough, bringing a smile to the faces of children on the wards.

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Through your kind support towards local community projects,  we're were able to help people here in the UK. 

Bobby Scheme

CoA provided funding to the Bobby Scheme. The Bobby scheme helps around 50 people a week affected by burglary, theft or domestic abuse to remain in their home to recover from the trauma and take control of their lives again.

Safer off the Streets

Organisations from voluntary, faith, community and public services came together to launch a multi-agency partnership called ‘Safer off the Streets’. The aim is to bring together a more targeted approach to tackle the issue of rough sleeping in Peterborough.  

CoA are co-founding members alongside several organisations including Citizens Advice Bureau, The Salvation Army and Peterborough City Council.

Syrian Refugee Support

CoA as part of a multi-agency including the Home office and Peterborough City Council have been providing support to Syrian families arriving in Peterborough as part of the UK governments pledge to take in Syrian families. CoA’s grant supports Syrian girls with secondary school education at the Iqra Academy, including the purchase of school related equipment such as uniforms as well as school meals.

Community Fridges

In an attempt to tackle high levels of food waste and to redistribute food to those that need it most, CoA have been supporting a local community fridge project in Peterborough. Anybody from the general public can access the fridges to gain access to the excess or surplus food. The food is collected and distributed by the charity Food for Nought. The aim of the project is to cut on food waste and help ease pressure on people who are struggling to afford to feed themselves and their families.

CoA contributes to the purchase and running costs of some of the fridges which are easily accessible in locations across the city, to enable local people in need to access free food – sourced from farms, Supermarkets, stores & cafes – that would have otherwise gone to waste.

Domestic Violence

CoA provides grants to Peterborough IDVA Service (part of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Domestic abuse and Sexual violence Partnership) which supports high risk victims of domestic violence. They provide independent advice and support. The service supports both male and female victims primarily within the Peterborough area.

The service provides crisis intervention and support to victims.

  • This can be to provide information on options and give information to help make decisions

  • Advocate with other partner services on their behalf such as housing.

  • Assist with personal safety planning for clients and their children in order to reduce risk

  • Support clients through the civil and criminal justice system.

100% Donations Policy

Children of Adam understands the importance of amanah(trust); the responsibility and accountability it brings. Children of Adam seek the guidance of scholars to ensure that Charity’s funds are distributed and monitored correctly. Knowing that we are all ultimately accountable to the Almighty, the charity strives to maintain transparency and accountability.

It is incredibly important to us that the donations we receive go to the causes they are intended for, and that’s why we have a donation policy which ensures that is the case. This allows us to help as many people as possible and change as many lives as we can with the money we have kindly been given.

Please consider donating to any of our general appeals listed below. Any contribution will be warmly appreciated and will be used entirely to change the lives of those who need it the most.

When a man passes away, his good deeds will also come to an end except for three: Sadaqah Jariyah (ceaseless charity); a knowledge which is beneficial, or a virtuous descendant who prays for him (for the deceased)” 

Narrated by Abu Hurairah, Sahih Muslim