For US Taxpayers – the West London Synagogue Friends Fund at CAF America

Asylum seekers face institutional poverty in the UK, which often hits children the hardest. They live in temporary accommodation, frequently moved across the city, if not the country, making it hard to build momentum in schooling and build networks of support and community. They receive a tiny stipend on which to live and regularly have to make impossible decisions between clothing, medicine, hygiene and food. 

With our support, and the support received from the wider network of synagogue and other asylum seeker Drop-Ins, we succeed in ameliorating this poverty for a short time whilst we support families to get the legal support that can change their status and get them on a path to establishing their lives in the UK. 

We do advise all our donors that the synagogue will retain in its general overhead costs, 20% of each donation, to cover the expenses of administering, supporting and making effective the relevant project.