This year the Remark Group took part in the Christmas Shoe Box appeal for the homeless.
Not everyone has the opportunity to have a Christmas filled with joy and love, for some, Christmas can be a time of isolation and sadness. The shoebox is a great way of giving those that feel this way a thoughtful gift during the festive season. A helping hand by the way of a practical gift to help them through the cold weather.
The team at Remark put together some wonderful boxes filled with all the necessities; foil blankets, gloves, hats, scarfs, shower gel and then some Christmas treats including chocolate Santa’s and handwritten Christmas cards.
The boxes will be distributed to those in need on Monday 9th December, the recipients of the shoe box appeal include those that visit the Peterborough soup kitchen; Light Project Peterborough winter night shelter, providing an evening meal and a bed for homeless guests over the cold nights; the time stop project, a hostel for the homeless ages 16 – 25; Hope House, a hostel for young people and families; Fair View Court a supported housing project in Oundle road, The New Haven a short stay hostel for those who need temporary accommodation; Peterborough Foyer, provides accommodation for young people and young parents; Peterborough Homeless Helpers who provide food, drink and toiletries for those in need and Eastfield Road who provide independent self-contained flats for men and women with profound and enduring mental health.
Thank you to everyone who donated and contributed to the boxes, I’m sure those that receive them will be truly grateful and hopefully it will bring them some happiness this time of year.