We are a local network of volunteers initially formed in response to the COVID-19 crisis and now permanent across Merton, Wandsworth and Kingston.

We aim to help those in our local community in need of support and to fight poverty and isolation. We provide food parcels, household goods, furniture and appliances, as well as laptops through our Keep Kids Connected initiative for children who need access to online learning.

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We're Sports for Social Change Award Winners!

Dons Local Action Group has been recognised by the Sports Journalists’ Association for the outstanding work we have accomplished in 2020. We’re delighted to be included as winners alongside Marcus Rashford, Lou Macari and Ebony Rainford-Brent.


A huge thank you to all of our volunteers, partners, and the AFC Wimbledon Foundation for making this happen.

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What's in a food box?

Our food boxes supply items for substantial meals throughout the week. Everything is donated by generous shoppers and topped up by suppliers.

In the video is an example of a small family box, this box is intended to last for 7 days and is for 1 adult and 1 child. Included are essential cupboard staples, as well as quality fresh fruit and veg, amounting to £54.80 worth of donations.

Contribute to our boxes

The food boxes we provide give crucial support to local residents in need.

The demand for our boxes is always growing. Look out for us outside your local supermarket, we have volunteers ready to accept donations as you leave the shop.

Dependant on weather conditions, we often have daily stalls at Clapham South, Balham, Putney, Wimbledon and Colliers Wood. We also have weekend-only stalls in Kingston.

Keep Kids Connected


We’ve reached a landmark achievement: the donation of 1000 laptops and tablets through our Keep Kids Connected initiative. Thank you to all of our generous donors!

 

That’s 1000 children who now have a device to access online learning in our local community. We’re fighting digital poverty, but there are still more children to reach. Make a meaningful impact and donate your unwanted laptop today.

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Our Story So Far

Volunteers registered with us

food boxes to local organisations & charities

furniture & appliances

one-week food parcels

laptops & tablets

Equivalent to £250K
of funding.

Aid agencies working with us

Our Story So Far

Volunteers registered with us

one-week food parcels

food boxes to local organisations & charities

laptops and tablets

Equivalent to £250K
of funding.

furniture and appliances

Aid agencies working with us

Help us build our 5 key areas of support

Food Poverty

we will work with charities and other organisations to tackle food poverty and make sure that no-one goes hungry.

Environment and Surroundings

we will organise ‘community clear-ups’, improve communal spaces, and help people improve their own homes and environments.

Mentoring, Education and Coaching

we will provide young people with key life skills, and mentoring to help them into employment, and to be active participants in their communities.

Sport

in partnership with the AFC Wimbledon Foundation we will introduce young people to sport for their health and well-being as well as the personal and social skills that playing sport brings.

Community Requests

we will respond to need in a nimble and practical way and continue to be life-enhancing for both our volunteers and the people we support.

The Dons Local Action Group are nothing short of amazing! Practical, entrepreneurial and inspirational. I love them.

Siobhain McDonagh, MP for Mitcham and Merton

dons local action thank-you-letter

We rely on our army of volunteers at Dons Local Action Group and we need your help.

Dons Local Action Group is working in partnership with the AFC Wimbledon Foundation.
Registered Charity no. 1154198.
www.afcwimbledonfoundation.com