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Weʼre raising £500 to Create a series of "Socks and Sanitary" gift packages for the homeless population in the Cambridge area.

Cambridge, UK

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We believe that while our society refuses to recognise and correctly support our local homeless community, a harmful stereotype grows - we want to introduce a more empathetic, 'human' approach to helping people on our streets.

We are a group of teenagers who have chosen to spend our summer participating in the National Citizen Service - a government-introduced scheme which encourages young people to engage with their local community. We've chosen to create a social action project which we hope will benefit the wellbeing of the homeless population in the Cambridge area. Having considered the products which we believe to be necessary for hygiene and wellbeing, and researched the most appreciated items as stated by a variety of homeless charities, we have decided to create "Socks and Sanitary" care packages, containing a pair of socks, toothbrush and toothpaste, and sanitary towels (which are rarely donated). Each will cost only a couple of pounds for us to produce and we hope to distribute the packages to the largest number of people as we can over the next couple of weeks.

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  • Holly Derrett23 days ago
    Holly Derrett

    Holly Derrett

    23 days ago

    On behalf of our team, thank you so immensely much for helping us reach our target, particularly so quickly. The support we've had has been overwhelming and we are pleased to be able to help so many more people due to your generosity. The JustGiving page will remain up for another week and we will continue to welcome donations, with the money being distributed between several homeless charities and night shelters in the Cambridge area. Thank you again for your continued support, Team 5

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  • Holly Derrett25 days ago
    Holly Derrett

    Holly Derrett

    25 days ago

    Thank you all so much for the incredible support so far! We've since been able to purchase more items, including deodorant and antibacterial wipes to include in the packages, as well as being able to create a greater number of packages altogether. Due to your generosity, we've also been able to purchase more durable, reusable PVC toiletries bags, meaning they will have a greater use in the long run as well. Thank you again, your support is so greatly appreciated. Team 5

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Page last updated on: 8/1/2018 11:15 AM

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32

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 1, 2018

    I love socks I do xxxx

  • Molly Ruth

    Molly Ruth

    Jul 31, 2018

    Such a wonderful thing to do x

    £5.00

  • Alison Powell

    Alison Powell

    Jul 30, 2018

    A great cause, well done!

    £10.00

  • Paul & Vanya

    Paul & Vanya

    Jul 30, 2018

    £10.00

  • Pav, Mole, Helena, Katerina & Natalya

    Pav, Mole, Helena, Katerina & Natalya

    Jul 30, 2018

    Great cause - well done to all of you for taking part in such a worthwhile initiative. Hope the project is a fabulous success!

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 28, 2018

    Well done all

    £10.00

  • Carol Norwood

    Carol Norwood

    Jul 28, 2018

    Holly for you and your team. Keep caring for everyone. God made us all individuals and unique in every way. Fantastic project that will have a great impact on peoples lives. Well done the Norwoods x

    £30.00

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