Bags of Hope is a simple idea to bless Manchester, Salford and beyond, bringing hope in unexpected places and help make a practical difference to someone’s life. Your workplace, school or friendship group can become an unexpected place of hope to people experiencing brokenness or poverty in these four different areas:

Asylum seekers | Vulnerable women | The homeless | Deprived local communities

Each bag of hope has a shopping list of ten items appropriate for the person you’re buying for. On the back of this, you can write a message to the person who will receive it. Once you’ve put it all together, you can post your bag on Instagram, tag @spchapelstreet with the hashtag ‘#BAGSOFHOPE’ and show your unexpected place of hope.

The bag then needs to find its way back to Saint Philips Chapel Street, Salford, M3 6FR where it will be passed on to the vulnerable we are personally working with and other charities.

If you would like to fill a bag or know someone or an organisation that would like to receive the bags, please contact us:
Email: hello@saintphilips.org.uk
Tel: 0161 839 9709.

And that’s it! 
10 items, 1 bag: Bags of Hope. Hope in unexpected places.