SCRATCH was set up in 1999 with one mission: to relieve the effects of poverty for families and individuals with needs recognised by approved referral agencies in Southampton and surrounding areas.
It’s not just Christmas!
The Christmas Complete appeal is a small part of a much wider picture. The SCRATCH charity support people in Hampshire in a number of ways.
The Dorcas Project – the first project, started 26 years ago. During 2019 alone, SCRATCH made 1318 deliveries helping 1647 adults and 1265 children with basic furniture and household items. The project offers furniture such as sofas, beds, cots, bedding, curtains and kitchen items.
The charity also have the Repaint Scheme, Workshops and Upcycling and Removals, where they help individuals or families who need emergency removals due to issues such as domestic violence, racial harrassment and ill health.