Bluebird Care has assisted local training company, Kilpatrick Consultancy, with a project to help the homeless in the Reading area.
Rebecca Kilpatrick, a mental health training consultant, approached Bluebird Care to ask for donations and the national home care provider jumped straight into action to do what they could to help.
The project aims to gather and make 50 care packages that can be given to homeless people to make this time of year a little easier to cope with. Rebecca hopes these care packages will contain the following; mouthwash, a toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, socks, gloves, sweets, bottles of water and a variety of food products. Other extras in the bags included dog treats (for those who have dogs), sleeping bags, items of clothing and coats.
Bluebird Care was asked to donate carrier bags that would make distribution much easier. The head office responded offering 50 jute bags and extra blankets to add to the donations. Other companies that have donated include Nandos and Aldi who are providing food, Johnson & Johnson who gave toiletries and a Vet in Bracknell who donated money for animal supplies. All other donations have come from friends, family and others who have heard about the initiative.
The packs are going to be distributed in the Reading area on 16th December but the organisers are still looking for more resources to go into the pack. If you would like to donate, please get in
touch with email@example.com to find out how you can help.
Yvonne Hignell, Managing Director of Bluebird Care, said:
“This is such a worthy cause and we are very glad to be providing a small helping hand to those sleeping rough. This is such a big issue, which deeply affects such a high percentage of our population in the UK, especially at this time of year when the temperature drops and people’s health is put in serious danger. I encourage everyone to help out to achieve, and even supersede, Rebecca’s goal and do their part to help those who need it the most.”