The Welcome Centre is Huddersfield’s food bank and more. They are running a shoebox appeal – Helping to bring a little cheer in what can be a very difficult and emotional time.
PS if you have a warm winter coat that you know you’re not going to wear again, could you donate that too?
The Welcome Centre, food bank and more is a small, determined and efficient charity (and company limited by guarantee).
We improve the quality of life of individuals and families experiencing extreme disadvantage in our local community by providing practical support
The centre is a locally-based, locally-focused charity that relies on local support.
Step 1 – find a shoebox and make it look a bit Christmassy
Step 2 – Fill with gifts eg
Chocolates, sweets, crisps, pop, tinned or dried foods.
Small new toys, pens and pencils, balls, skipping rope.
Unopened travel toiletries, bubble bath, shampoo. Deodorants, soap, adult and children’s toothpaste and brushes
Nail varnish, moisturising cream, shave cream
Hot chocolate, Horlicks, Christmas treats
Warm items such as gloves, hats, socks, scarves.
Please don’t include alcohol!
You can drop it off with VK or direct to the Welcome Centre or one of their collection points.
Click here to find out more
The Centre is also after warm coats in good condition to distribute to people in need.