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Christmas support milestone reached

We are delighted to have finished delivering the last of our Christmas food parcels and presents now to nearly 100 children and 45 families or single adults we support. This year we have been able to provide more support to people then any other year thanks to the generosity and kindness of the community and our business partners. With just a few days to spare before Christmas eve our amazing elves have done an amazing job or sorting, wrapping and hand delivering hundreds of toys and gifts so no one will wake up on Christmas morning without a gift from Santa.

Christmas can be tough for many of us. Avoiding crisis and supporting independence is so important to avoid homelessness, especially at this time of year when the pressure is on parents, a rise in domestic violence or abuse, with higher energy bills, increased food bills, keeping warm and safe with a full belly can seem almost impossible to many in crisis. Over the holidays we make sure those we support have everything they need to stay safe, healthy, with full a tummy and the kids have a visit from Santa.

For those adults in severe crisis, maybe needing to flee violence or escape control, coercion, or criminality we work hard to ensure they have options and are supported to safety. Happily, we have managed to find safe new homes right at the last minute for a few lovely people in these situations, including a long-time street homeless couple just in time for Christmas. They can now spend Christmas together, warm, and dry. We have stocked them up with food and supplies and look forward to helping them maintain their newfound independence into 2020.

Of course, we could not do it without you so a GIGANTIC thank you to everyone that donated food, gifts, and festive treats, wrapped presents and made deliveries for us. Thank you to RB Hull for purchasing, wrapping, and delivering to our families this year. Also thank you to Victory Leisure Homes, Kingsmill special school Driffield, Impact Handling, Emmerson Kittney, Gillberdyke Beavers, Anlaby Scouts, Sonoco Trident Hull, St Mary’s primary school Market Weighton Hull Uni Medical students and everyone that donated and volunteered to help us out. Merry Christmas to you all.

 

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