Over the past couple of years, the incredible Project Shoebox has gathered hundreds of boxes from you generous people to gift during the cold winter months. This year Project Shoebox isn’t running again, HOWEVER, some charities that support homeless and vulnerable people are running their own collections. So you can still donate and support. Also big thanks to Mali who has tirelessly pushed Project Shoebox in the city. Much respect.
There’s plenty to show the number of homeless people in Cardiff and across the UK is increasing. The Wallich publish figures of the number of people they support on a monthly basis, and while this isn’t an absolute figure, you can see the rough trend.
You can find out more and donate money to the Wallich here: https://thewallich.com/donate/
If you would like to donate money to Women’s Aid, you can do so here: https://www.justgiving.com/cardiffwomensaid
You can also donate directly to The Huggard Centre: http://www.huggard.org.uk/how-you-can-help/donate/
Llamau are collecting gifts and care packages. Gifts can be dropped off at the Llamau office Mon-Thur 9-5 and Fri 9-4.30, with a cut-off date around the 11th December.
Llamau head office address: 23 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9HA (029 2023 9585)
Here’s what’s on Llamau’s Christmas wish list: feel free to buy other things, if you think they would be suitable. Llamau support men aged 16-24, women of all ages, and children up to age 16.
- Watercolour painting set
- Adult colouring books
- Stationery/pens/pencils/folders/colouring pencils
- Cook books
- Hairdryer/brushes/hair accessories
- Men’s toiletries
- Women’s Toiletries/bath fizzers
- Make up/nail varnish
- Hot water bottle
- Soft furnishings/cushions/photo frames
- Small alarm clock
- Children’s toys/ books/pyjamas/games/puzzle books
Maybe get some inspiration from this homeless care package:
If you have any other details of ways people can support homeless and vulnerable people this Christmas, please leave a comment below and share this article.