Volunteers burst into a round of applause for Gedling Homes today when they visited to mark the start of a year’s sponsorship for us to the tune of £2000. Here we are celebrating the good news. In addition to clothing three families today we also made five deliveries to outreach partners.
It was brilliant to be able to make this bulk delivery today in our brand new upcycled sacks, made from material not needed by our service users. Thanks to our volunteers Lois and Michelle, who have spent hours making these, we can now stop spending money on black bags and make sure we aren’t contributing black plastic to landfill. So exciting!
They say a picture tells a thousand words…. but I don’t think this beautiful coat for a ten year old girl can possibly sum up some of the needs we have been dealing with today. Clothes for people in a variety of situations, given on site; move-on bedding packs delivered to the YMCA for people moving into housing, and clothing people who can’t even get into the YMCA.
Clothing poverty hits even harder in the winter months. Amongst the three large families with complex needs that we clothed today was this mum of three teenage boys who was over the moon with her beautiful winter coat. Not only will it keep her warm, but the high quality and style of the coat has given her a real sense of dignity and will help improve her self-esteem. This is the impact your clothes donations have.