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Community Spotlight. Hitchin Volunteer Army

Community Spotlight. Hitchin Volunteer Army

Hitchin Volunteer Army started in Autumn 2013 when a group of like minded people discovered there were local families who lacked basic possessions such as beds, ovens and clothes. The group, which was initially based on Facebook grew to become Hitchin Volunteer Army CIO.  

HVA help families and individuals from all walks of life. They maybe on low incomes, have lost their home due to fire/flood, women and children escaping domestic violence, the previously homeless or those experiencing family breakdowns. They have housing but they may have an under-furnished home.  I know some people are shocked that there are even people going without basic items like beds or fridges. But unfortunately there are families who after basic expenses such as rent, utilities and food are paid, they have little or no funds left for basic furnishings.

HVA accept donations of second hand furniture that are then passed onto local families and individuals in need, free of charge!  They also provide clothes and smaller household items free of charge to those clients that meet our referral criteria.

HVA also run the Community Wardrobe, a project where families who are in need of clothing can come and pick up preloved good quality clothes, uniform, shoes and coats.

If you are in need of help, whether thats clothing or furniture you need to be referred to us by one of the following organisations:

Hitchin Partnership


North Herts Family Centres

School Pastrol Leaders

Westmill Community Centre

The Hitchin Food Bank

For more information or to get involved with HVA please visit their Website  or Facebook or Twitter


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