Heart & Parcel's Fundraising Cookbook 2 | Fundraiser

Fundraising for INTO Giving
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We support children and young people to access education in impoverished areas


PLEASE NOTE – BY DONATING TO THIS PAGE, YOU ARE SUPPORTING HEART & PARCEL FOR THEIR COOKBOOK. INTOGIVING WILL BE MATCHFUNDING ALL YOUR DONATIONS BY 20%. We have been raising funds to self-publish our second fundraising cookbook ‘Heart & Parcel | From Home to Home’. 

WATCH OUR PROMO VIDEO HERE | https://youtu.be/Sg2xfyDV9i4

We now need your help to raise money through INTO Giving to increase our fundraising by 20% for the design, paper and print of this amazing cookbook that will help to sustain our project for the next few years!

WHO ARE WE? Heart & Parcel is a local food and education project with national and global reach based in Levenshulme, Manchester. We bring people learning English from all communities together to develop English skills through the medium of food and cooking. We have worked with over 1143 learners over 7 years and have run over 247 classes developing English language skills through food. We have also run 88 catering, workshops, markets, supper clubs and online cookalongs as platforms for our learners to develop and challenge and apply their English language into meaningful functional and everyday skills.

Our first cookbook, 'COOK EAT WRITE SHARE' was released in 2019 and has been so useful in helping us to raise funds for our free English language provision here in the UK. We have been so proud of this cookbook. It has reached kitchens all over the world. We printed 1000 copies and due to your incredible support, we have sold out!

We now need your help to fund another cookbook so that we can continue to share our learner’s delicious recipes, spread the word about Heart & Parcel and raise funds for our ongoing projects. 

WHY INTO GIVING? We are putting our funds through INTO Giving's iGive campaign which helps boost funds for great causes across the globe. So far iGive has generated £60,000 of donations (including £10,000 iGive top up) and this has been donated to 50 charities
worldwide. Their main focus over the last few years has been on ensuring access to education for girls and refugees; two of the most vulnerable groups in the world today and the same groups that Heart & Parcel aim to support. They will now be helping us to get our donations up by 20% if our supporters donate via this page!


This second cookbook, ‘From Home to Home' describes how our
cooking classes bring people into the homes of the women we work with, but also conveys their passage from one home (or country) to another as well as the spread of food knowledge and recipes from one kitchen to another.

In 2020 during lockdown, Heart & Parcel were actually able to reach
more learners than ever through our online cooking and English classes which then developed into our learner-led cookalongs. We met over 800 learners from across the UK and built a new online community, sharing ideas, cooking skills and recipes from our own homes, keeping the important connections alive through
food and English language learning when the world was at its most

Most of the learners featured in the book found Heart & Parcel during this time. This cookbook exists to showcase all these recipes that have been created, cooked, swapped, taught, learned and shared
during the past two years. 

We would like to discuss the idea of learning to cook and in our desire to be realistic we will be asking the women who have donated recipes to each write a brief passage on the ways and the whys that

they learnt to cook. We will be providing writing workshops to support them with this.

This new edition would enable us to sustain our everyday running costs and our ability to provide regular projects for English language learners to come together and develop their English skills in a relaxed, informal and welcoming learning space.  

Your generous donations will help ensure the continuation of our work, and allow us to keep sharing Heart & Parcel’s message through these fabulous recipes.

See recent press about it all here: https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink-news/hundreds-lives-been-changed-levenshulme-24495372


Your generous contribution on this page would pay for the final process of creating the cookbook – design and print. 

We have already been crowdfunding through our Go Fund Me page for the Educational side of this project, which included the writing workshops, edits, drafts, photo shoots with learners who donated their time, stories and recipes to the book. This involved the photographer’s fee to photograph all learners and their delicious dishes in the comfort of their homes and the editor's time to organize and develop a fully coherent and logical book. 

We now need the FINAL push for design costs to develop a beautifully
presentable, accessible and thought provoking cookbook, and the print and paper costs.  

All our other costs of project management, recipe testing, marketing, selling, delivery and distribution is done PRO-BONO by Heart & Parcel staff and volunteers. 

Making these cookbooks are the best and most productive,
effective and consistent way to support Heart & Parcel’s ongoing work and continue sharing learner’s incredible recipes that are coming out of our sessions. 


Your generous contributions to facilitate this second cookbook would enable us to sustain our everyday running costs for our
project next year, and to provide further regular sessions for English language learners in and across Manchester to come together and develop their English skills in a relaxed informal and welcoming learning space. These sessions will be online and face to face to cater for all accessibility. 


We are a local food and education project with national and global reach based in Levenshulme, Manchester. We've been running for 5 years providing free informal and relaxed English and cooking classes for any English language learners who need a supportive, nurturing and safe environment to practice their everyday English language skills. Due to our approach and nature of our work, we work primarily with women and those who cannot access government run ESOL classes due to their restrictive eligibility.

So we work with all communities, refugees, asylum seekers, unemployed and those who have difficulty physically accessing classes. We have worked with over 1143 learners over 7 years and have run over 247 classes developing English language skills through food. We have also run 88 catering, workshops, markets, supper
clubs and online cookalongs as platforms for our learners to develop and challenge and apply their English language into meaningful functional and everyday skills. We’ve watched people join us and go onto create their own groups, businesses and small food ventures, as well as getting into further volunteering opportunities, paid work and further study.   


Our first cookbook was a result of an English and cooking project where learners came together to develop their English writing skills through writing recipes, talking about them and sharing them
with each other.

The book was self published using a group of creatives: photographer,
designers , editor and lots of volunteer recipe testers and the women taking part to create a beautiful finished product which documents the delicious dishes, lives and stories of the women Heart & Parcel works with. You can see more here: HEART & PARCEL COOKBOOK  We did a print run of 1000 of the first edition and due to the overwhelming popularity we have sold out. We have had over 15 stockists who have stocked the book ranging from art & cinema cultural institutions to restaurants, local bars, shops and cafes across England and in Japan.

100% cookbook sales go back into our project, generating further provision for people learning English from different communities across Manchester. 


You can read more about our project here: https://heartandparcel.org/

You can read about our research and impact
reports on each of our projects here: https://heartandparcel.org/category/research/  

You can see what other people have been saying
about our work here: https://heartandparcel.org/category/press/

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INTO GIVING STICKS UP FOR GIRLS' AND CHILD REFUGEE EDUCATION, AND FOR CHILDREN AT RISK OF BEING FORCED OR COERCED OUT OF SCHOOL BECAUSE OF POVERTY. Since 2008, we have helped thousands of children at nearly 30 projects, across more than 20 countries and 5 continents.

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