We provide free food, furniture, clothing and much more to the poor, the vulnerable and the marginalised people of Aberdeen.
Somebody Cares is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) committed to improving the welfare of the impoverished of Aberdeen. As well as operating a very busy food bank, we collect donations of second-hand furniture, clothes, toys and household items which are the either given directly (for free) to those that need them, or sold at our Megastore in order to generate the income required to pay the Charity overheads.
Established in 2002, Somebody Cares SCIO exists to support those within the local area whom for many reasons are facing challenging times. The charitable purposes of Somebody Cares are:
- The prevention or relief of poverty within Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire
- The relief of those in need by reason of age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or another disadvantage.
In the UK we are living in desperate and difficult days with recession, rising unemployment, benefit changes, major increases in food prices, and rising utility bills. The Covid-19 pandemic of 2020/2021 further exacerbated the situation and has catapulted us into a possible recession that the UK (and indeed the world) has not experienced or seen the depth of in modern times.
Whilst organisations like Somebody Cares are already contributing on a daily basis an enormous amount of charitable support to Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, and positively impacting the lives of those who would otherwise be living on the streets, desperately seeking their next hot meal, or scrambling for clothes and a warm bed for their families, this need is only going to increase exponentially over the next few years.
Quite simply, Somebody Cares needs to continue to grow in the support it provides, with even more help from the local communities, supporters, corporate sponsors, charitable foundations, Scottish and Westminster government and both of our hard working local councils.