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CRISIS UK

  • By Nick Shellis · United Kingdom, Europe

 

CRISIS UK

Main aim of the charity

Together We Will End Homelessness

How the employee got involved and why

Last year in 2018 I witnessed people sleeping rough in our nation’s Capital. This image stuck in my mind. I made it my mission over the next month to try my best and help as many of these people regardless of their circumstance. If I can provide them with some new clothes or a blanket or fresh toothbrush something to help them or make them just slightly more comfortable. So with the power of social media behind me I created a group and the response was amazing. I collected donations every single day after work and on the weekends for a month and created 100 care bags. Each bag contained clothes, soap, water, feminine hygiene products, deodorant, wash clothes hand warmers. We had blankets and brand new sleeping bags donated. The response was so overwhelming.

What work does the employee do for charity?

The charity 'CRISIS' is my teams chosen charity. We have been in contact with them and have started preparations for the coming winter for helping the homeless in London.

What impact would winning have on the charity?

Being homeless does not mean your a burden on society. It means your going through a rough patch. By just talking to a person sleeping rough it means the world to them. Imagine what new clothes and place to sleep means.

What impact would winning have on the employee?

It will drive me more than ever to get to work on making it my mission to help eradicate homelessness. In 21st century Britain, everybody should have a place to live.

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