Warm the homeless at Christmas
The idea; to purchase shoes and warm clothing from charity shops and give to the homeless.
Benefit: money spent goes back into the charity sector
Result: warm clothes provided directly to those in need
There are a few personal reasons that I have chosen to do this; but foremost it is our moral duty to look after one another.
Please help me remind them that people care, and that there is hope.
Good afternoon everyone,
As some of you know, I’ve been raising money for the homeless and I’m delighted to say that with the generous donations received, we achieved our goal. This is what happened….
I sent an email to Crisis informing them of what I was doing and to ask for the warehouse address. I received the following response;
Thanks for your email.
We have a 'wish list' of items we would like to accumulate for the Christmas period.
Snacks: Biscuits, savoury snacks (crisps, cheese crackers etc), Chocolate and confectionary, Soft drinks (cans or bottles - still or fizzy)
Personal Care items: Bath towels (new or freshly laundered only), Shaving foam, roll on deodorant (no aerosols please)
Clothing / Footwear: Trainers (male sizes 7 to 14).
We already have a warehouse full of other clothing items so are not currently looking for any more.
Thank you for thinking of Crisis.
So on Monday 7th December, the below items were delivered to the Crisis warehouse in Bermondsey. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you who donated.
A warm thank you and Merry Christmas x
A special thank you goes to Pantelis Georgiou, who helped source and gather everything we needed, sat in traffic on his day off so that we could deliver the goods on Monday. You are a wonderful man. xxxx
3 large blankets
6 x new towels
6 x men’s trainers (sizes 8-13)
16 shaving Foam
19 roll-on Deodorants
30 x cans fizzy drinks
26 x bags of crisps
36 x chocolate bars
9 x packets of biscuits