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Help The Homeless in Brentwood and Billericay


It all started with a wheelie bin that appeared in Billericay Library yesterday.

Lori Mountford who runs a pop up shop in the Library selling charity Christmas cards posted a picture on The Billericay Discussion Page on Facebook of the sign on the bin that appealed for donations of rucksacks and other items that could help the homeless.

I looked into this further and found out that this is a genuine scheme.

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Here’s how you can help.

Essex Youth Offending Team are teaming up with the social project ‘Cool to be Kind’ to put together rucksacks for the homeless!

Our young people will be sorting through the donations and putting the rucksacks together to donate to the project!

The project will be delivering the rucksacks throughout the winter to those who are on the streets homeless.

We have set up donation stations around libraries in Essex where you can ‘drop’ your donations in the labelled wheelie bins!

The donation stations will be in place for the next few weeks!

Donation stations:

Brentwood Library
Chelmsford Library
Billericay Library
Springfield Library
South Woodham Ferrers Library
Great Baddow Library

We are in desperate need of Rucksacks/Sleeping bags and flasks also in need of:

New Undies
Warm Tracksuit Bottoms
Fleeces
Socks
Bars of Soap
Toothbrush and Toothpaste (if you have a dentist visit scheduled you may want to ask them for some free samples and explain what they are for!)
Spoons
Tins of food (with ring pulls)
Hats  Gloves  Scarves

For any larger donations or if you cannot get to one of these donation stations please email karen.sinclair@essex.gov.uk or phone on 07921 912509 for collection.

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