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The Hope Centre Derby

  • By Jennifer Platt · DHK (Air), Europe


The Hope Centre Derby

Main aim of the charity

Our services support people in crisis including young people, the elderly, low-income families, children, single parents, refugees and asylum seekers of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds living in poverty. These services currently include our Food Bank, Hope Store, Lunch Club for over 50’s, Jumping Jacks (under 4’s) & a Weekly Drop-in for individuals in need of tailored 1-2-1 support, Job Club and Debt Advice Service.

How the employee got involved and why

Part of my role at DHL Air is ordering uniform and dealing with old uniform returns. I noticed that most of the returned uniform was still in a usable condition and rather than disposing of it we could remove the DHL logos and donate to a worthy cause. After researching I found that The Derby Hope centre is a centre point for clothing and food banks. Local people in crisis who come into contact with social services, women's aid, homeless charities can go there for assistant with clothing, food and basic household essentials.

What work does the employee do for charity?

I de-badge all of the returned uniforms and collect them together then myself and Kelly take them down to the hope centre about 3 times a year. Kelly also does a food bank collection which we take at the same time. Along side this we have both volunteered our time to help sort all of the donations they receive over the busy Christmas period.

What impact would winning have on the charity?

It would be such a boost as although they get many donations they still have to buy items such as nappies, and toiletries so I am sure winning would have a real positive impact for many people in need.

What impact would winning have on the employee?

It would be fantastic to be able to win this for the hope centre and all of the people they help, we would both be very proud if we could do it for them!

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