Solihull residents called on to donate warm clothes to support homeless this winter - The Solihull Observer

Solihull residents called on to donate warm clothes to support homeless this winter

Solihull Editorial 26th Sep, 2018   0

SILHILLIANS are being called upon to donate new pairs of socks and other items to help support homeless people.

Yorkshire Building Society is relaunching its month-long Socktober appeal throughout October due to the impact of the campaign last year.

The campaign is part of the Society’s charity partnership with End Youth Homelessness (EYH) and to raise awareness of World Homeless Day on October 10.

Donations of new pairs of socks, toiletries and clothes plus other items such as woolly hats, gloves, scarves, can be made at the High Street branch.

The Solihull branch is also raising money for EYH and is asking the public to support Socktober by making a donation to the campaign and posting a picture of themselves online with their favourite socks on October 10 tagging #socktober.

Kiran Prajapat, manager of the Solihull branch, said: “This is our second Socktober campaign and we are hoping to make it as sock-cessful as last year.

“This year as well as donations of socks, we are also asking for toiletries, interview clothes, woolly hats, gloves and scarves and every single item will go to a homeless person.

“We’re really proud of our partnership with End Youth Homelessness and providing help for young people in need. Thanks to donations from people in Solihull and all over the UK we have been able to help 125 young people into their own rented homes.

“The money that is raised funds a bespoke rent deposit scheme which provides young people access to a deposit guarantee home essentials grants and practical help for living independently.

“I would like to thank everyone who has supported us so far and would ask people to donate what they can to help us give homeless young people a chance to build a successful future.”

Donations can be made at or by simply texting SOCT70 followed by the amount you would like to donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070.

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