The weather’s turning wetter and colder. Here’s how you can help rough sleepers stay dryer and warmer.
None of us like being stuck outside in the cold and wet: the damp soaks down into your bones and it can be especially difficult to warm up again. Now imagine sleeping rough or being out on the street during the autumn and winter…
You can help homeless people and rough sleepers this October by donating pairs of new, or good-as-new socks. They’re not often donated, but having warm, dry feet makes a massive difference.
Join us for SOCKtober!
Buy or round up as many pairs of men’s socks as you can manage and drop them off at Reach Out to the Community, the homelessness support charity shop at 488 Wilbraham Road. They’re open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm.
If you can’t find socks, you can still help by
donating good-condition clothers, household items, books, DVDs etc to sell in the shop – did you know that Chorlton Bike Deliveries can pick up and deliver your donations?
donating non-perishable food for the foodbanks (see the Reach Out shopping list, which you can print and take shopping with you.
Or donate cash to help local homeless people and local families who find themselves in food poverty.
Thanks, Chorlton x