Rucksack project set to launch again
THE Wellspring will be hosting The Rucksack project again this December, which encourages members of the public, local businesses and organisations to donate practical items that we can then give to people who are sleeping rough on the streets in order to make that experience a little more bearable and to increase our engagement with people who we can potentially support out of homelessness.
Donations of either a completed Rucksack containing warm clothing, toiletries and a sleeping bag can be made or donations of individual items to make packs up.
Last year we received hundreds of rucksacks, these lasted The Wellspring 12 months and ensured that anyone who was rough sleeping in Stockport got a rucksack.
The Wellspring also works alongside other homeless organisations and we pass donations on to these other charity’s to be distributed to people who are rough sleeping.
We are always looking for volunteers to help with the Rucksack Project, if you are interested then get in touch with me via 01614776344 or email jonathan@ thewellspring.co.uk
The Wellspring Facebook page is proving to be such a useful tool, in the last week we supported a 45 year old man in to a flat, he had been sleeping rough in a tent since February when he split from his wife.
Upon moving in to the flat the gentleman had nothing at all and was just sleeping on a hard floor in a sleeping bag.
After making an appeal on Facebook for donations of furniture the gentleman now has a fully furnished flat and a place to make his home. In my experience it is absolutely crucial that when we get someone back in to housing we do all we can to make it in to a home a.s.a.p.
I’ve known many people gain properties and then lose them very quickly as it simply has not become their home.
Thank you so much to everyone who recently donated furniture to The Wellspring via Facebook.
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