Weʼre raising £200 to buy items for care packs given out to homeless members of local communities.
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- 107 days to go
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Our aim is to reach out to the homeless members of local communities and provide them with consumable and non-consumable items that will help ease the difficulties they face while living on the streets.
Some of our consumable items, such as long life food and toothpaste, are bought by us or donated by friends and colleagues. Most of the non-consumable items, such as travel mugs, sleeping bags, can openers, gloves, hats, etc., are currently either funded by us, or donated by friends and colleagues.
When a care pack is put together, consideration is given to a variety of things. Hygiene, dignity, nutrition, warmth, and comfort are all important factors in providing a homeless person with practical, respectful assistance.
When giving a care pack it is important for me to spend time connecting with the person if possible. One of the most difficult challenges a homeless person faces is isolation. Often, homeless people are deliberately ignored and avoided, some are even abused. This significantly reduces the likelihood of them receiving an offer of help. So I make a deliberate effort to maintain eye contact and show each person that they still matter.
While there is a target set at £200, giving care packs out is something I will continue to do for the foreseeable future so fund raising will continue throughout.
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Dec 4, 2016
Dec 4, 2016
You're amazing and this is such a great cause! I hope you're receiving an abundance of support :)
Dec 1, 2016
Suzanne, Matt & Summer, you guys are so inspirational! I know this donation isn't much but I hope it helps. In the words of Bill & Ted, be excellent to each other X
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