Caring at Christmas donation drive

Date: 27 November - 15 December 2017
Venue: View below


Caring at Christmas is in its 30th year of providing support and accommodation for homeless people in Bristol during the Christmas period. The number of people sleeping rough in Bristol has almost doubled since 2014 and the charity will have to work harder than ever to provide comfort to those who would otherwise find Christmas a cold, difficult and lonely time of year.

Caring in Bristol aim to provide 50 beds a night, hot showers, companionship, fun activities and hot meals. Their target is to reach 500 homeless and vulnerable people over the festive period.

Caring in Bristol have ambitious targets for their donations drive this year.

Where to donate?

If you would like to donate, please take your donations along to:

What to donate?

Top of the list is socks, dried fruit, hoodies and trainers.

There is also a need for:

Non Perishable Foods

  • Tinned food (E.g. corned beef, soup, ham, vegetables,)
  • Squash, Soft drinks, Fruit Juice, Tea/coffee
  • Cereals, Sugar, Flour, Cooking oil
  • Sauces/Condiments (gravy, mayonnaise, ketchup, pickles), Custard (tinned or packet)
  • Jams and peanut butter
  • Cakes and Treats (biscuits, chocolate, sweets, mince pies etc.)

Non food items

  • Toilet paper
  • Soap, Shampoo and conditioner, Shower gel, Moisturisers
  • Miniature toiletries
  • Female sanitary products
  • Tooth brushes (and toothpaste)
  • Razors and shaving foam
  • Washing up liquid, Rubber gloves, Disposable gloves
  • Washing powder (for machines)
  • Cling film and foil
  • Supermarket vouchers

Urgent need for Clothing

  • New underclothes and socks
  • Second-hand warm and casual clothes
  • For men and women aged 18-40 years

Cost: Free
Contact: Kerry Ellery
E-mail: communityhub@uwe.ac.uk

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