Midland heart staff give more this December

Christmas Box

Big hearted staff at one of the regions largest housing and care providers have been doing their bit to give something back this Christmas by collecting hundreds of goodies for their annual Christmas box appeal.

Midland Heart employees have donated a wide range of essential supplies including gloves, hats, canned food and toiletries that will be used to make up gift boxes for formerly homeless customers living in their supported housing schemes.

The Midland Heart Christmas box appeal is now in its fourth year and has collected over 1000 items which are all wrapped and donated as Christmas gifts for the homeless.

Dave Thomas, Accommodation Access Team Leader for Midland Heart said: "It is fantastic to see everyone lending their support at such a difficult time of year; I know that all of the items donated will be invaluable.

"This year we were able to add a new dimension to the Christmas box appeal by having staff that had made donations come down to the centre to actually hand them over to one of our customers. I think it makes a real difference for people to see the impact that their donation has first hand"

Janice Smith, Strategy and Business Support Director for Midland Heart comments: "Staff have been involved in all sorts this year, including collections for food banks across the region and teamed up with ‘Socks and Chocs' - an initiative aimed at providing homeless people in Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton with a few basic home comforts this festive season."

"As ever the response has been astounding, I would like to say a big thank you to everyone that has offered their support to ‘Socks and Chocs' and the Christmas box appeal."

Midland Heart Inclusion Services help to prevent and tackle homelessness. It runs a number of supported housing projects as well as floating support, advice and outreach services to help homeless individuals rebuild their lives'.

17th December 2012 | News, schemes and services | News