AOK aims to relieve the effects of poverty, provide support to the vulnerable and recognise those in the community who have served beyond expectation. Through community support and strong partnership working AOK will provide food, clothing and household items to those in need and will co-ordinate support of community projects. By utilising the skills and expertise of those in the community we can make a difference collectively.
AOK Community (Solent) This charity was founded in 2014 by Kerry Snuggs and came as a result of a lady who lost her wedding rings after her husband sadly passed away from Cancer. A group was set up by Kerry on Facebook and In an act of kindness lots of people put their plans aside for the day and looked for the rings. They were found by a lovely couple who lived nearby and the rings were reunited with their owner. Incidents were happening in the community where it was felt by Kerry that a little more could be done to support the victim / vulnerable person. So the group on Facebook that was initially set up to search for the rings remained open. Now to date (Nov 2018) the group has 5.2k members and a vast amount of experience, skills and support by the growing AOK community.
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Small differences make a huge difference to a person's life
THE RELIEF OF POVERTY CAUSED BY A CRISIS OR TRAUMATIC CHANGE OF LIFE CIRCUMSTANCES, FOR THOSE IN NEED BY PROVIDING ESSENTIAL ITEMS TO RESIDENTS LIVING IN THE SOLENT AREA.
2) THE RELIEF OF POVERTY, BY PROVIDING ONE-OFF ESSENTIAL ITEMS THAT WILL ENABLE THOSE IN NEED TO CONTINUE THEIR SCHOOLING, EMPLOYMENT OR CARING DUTIES IN PARTICULAR BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE BENEFIT OF THOSE RESIDING WITHIN THE SOLENT AREA.
3). THE RELIEF OF THOSE IN NEED DUE TO AGE, DISABILITY, INFIRMITY OR ILL HEALTH, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO HAVE RECENTLY RETURNED HOME FROM HOSPITAL, OR RESIDENTIAL CARE AND ARE RESIDING WITHIN THE SOLENT AREA, BY PROVIDING HELP WITH GARDEN MAINTENANCE OR HOUSEHOLD TASKS.
IN FURTHERANCE OF THE ABOVE OBJECTS THE ORGANISATION WILL PROMOTE VOLUNTEERING AND CHARITABLE GIVING WITHIN THE SOLENT AREA.
We are grateful to the many companies, charitable trusts and individuals who make generous financial contributions towards its work.
AOK is committed to having full transparency and full public accountability to our donors.
We strongly believe that acting with integrity and maintaining the highest possible standards must be central to everything we do.
We will acknowledge your gift swiftly, handle it responsibly and apply to the purpose for which we requested it;
We will respect your privacy and will only release details of your gift with your consent or if disclosure is required by law.
AOK will keep you informed about the project that you are supporting in an honest and accessible manner;
We will comply with all domestic and international legislation, including Tax legislation, the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002;
We will respond to any concerns you might have swiftly and efficiently.
To spread kindness around the Solent area. Encouraging the community to become involved in helping one another through crisis situations.
For there to be a time where people do not have to feel alone, but to have the community to talk too. To enable the community to thrive on Kindness. To partnership work with other agencies and charities to work together to make this world a better place.