Weʼve raised £310 to buy items for care packs given out to homeless members of local communities.
- Local community
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- Funded on Wednesday, 22nd March 2017
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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.
The items in a care pack 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. They include a variety of snacks, toothpaste/toothbrush, wash/shower gel/soap, wipes, can opener, travel mug with tea & coffee, sleeping bag, yoga mat for the floor, warm clothing, socks, hats, gloves, and any other items we think will be of value.
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 an initial 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.
Suzanne Buckler started crowdfunding
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Peter David Leech
Dec 6, 2016
This is in place of sending Christmas cards to people this is to give real help to those who really need care
Dec 6, 2016
Really proud of your efforts, and I wish you all the best getting a few more people warm and fed this winter. Happy to help you out physically if you need extra hands xx love to you all xx
Dec 6, 2016
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