For a future without poverty
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Through our services we support over 13,000 people each year. Here are some of their stories.
I have gained everything by going to Toynbee Hall. I had lost my marriage, my job, my self-respect. Everything. But due to the support from them, I regained my self-respect and my self-esteem. I don’t know what I would have done. I wouldn’t be here today without them – that’s for sure.”
Thank you so much for your support. You gave me the chance to learn and to do things myself. You were gentle and treated me with a lot of respect. When I came to you I felt really alone, and was terrified I was going to lose the house. Now I feel I can manage all of the household finances and I don’t feel scared anymore.”
Since mentoring finished Haleema has gone on to be a confident, intelligent, and well liked member of her year group. Last year Haleema would often put herself down, thinking she couldn’t be good at anything. Seeing her transform in to such a resilient young person has been amazing, I’ve been very lucky to work with her."
Haleema's Make it! mentor, Sarah
Stephen’s improved attendance at school is a direct result of Make it! and his mentor Anna."
I am so happy with my teacher because the way she is teaching me is helping me to learn quickly. I can do things on the computer that I didn’t know I could do, and do simple things like top up my oyster card. I would like to give thanks to Toynbee Hall for this opportunity they gave us.”
*The names of all individuals have been changed to protect their identities.