Collect for Christmas 2019 is focussed on supporting vulnerable people affected by homelessness. Housing, fuel, food, and unemployment are major contributing factors to poverty in Leicester city and county. In Leicester many children are affected by poverty and not all are benefitting from support. This is why Leicestershire Cares alongside local businesses and schools have pledged to support three worthy projects on this years Collect 4 Christmas.
Have you pledged your support?
- Help the Homeless Leicester – Starter packs for those moving into permanent accommodation – Bedroom, Kitchen and Toiletry packs
Wish List – Please try and make up full packs where possible
The donations of items for ‘Starter Packs’ – designed to meet some very basic needs including bedding, crockery & toiletries. These packs will help individuals and families settle into their new accommodation and will help make houses into homes.
2. Gift 4 Kids – Supporting children of families struggling in poverty and those using foodbanks – 0-18 year old toys. Please hear more from Katie about the project.
3. Making Moves Project – Fundraising to support isolated and vulnerably housed young people to support with experiences and opportunities.
Making Moves is a Leicestershire Cares initiative working with 16-25 year olds who are currently homeless or in temporary accommodation, many of these young people have children under 5. The aim of the project is to secure more permanent tenancy with ongoing support.
Making Moves provides one to one and group engagement with its participants on issues including benefit and debt advice, housing issues, education, employment and training.
The project also addresses isolation, depression and mental health which can be a barrier to the young people moving forward in their lives and breaking out of the cycle they find themselves in.
Any funds raised through Collect 4 Christmas 2019 will be used to support the participants of the Making Moves project in their transition to more secure housing. Please see below for donations.
If you would like more information about Collect 4 Christmas 2019 please contact Raheema - C4C@leicestershirecares.co.uk.