Wood Street Mission is a Manchester children’s charity which helps children and families living in poverty in Manchester and Salford.
We provide practical help to help meet children’s day-to-day needs and improve their life chances.
We give struggling families clothes, bedding and baby equipment, toys and books which are important for children’s wellbeing and development, and food during school holidays.
We promote engagement in education by helping families with the costs of going to school and running holiday book clubs to promote reading and improve children’s literacy.
We also raise awareness about child poverty through our communications, holding events and giving talks at schools and businesses.
Every year we help about 7000 children and 3000 families – a figure which has doubled in recent years.