Peper Harow and the Brighton YMCA have teamed up again this year to help the homeless through donations of socks. For every pair that are bought through the website, Peper Harow will donate a pair to the Brighton YMCA, which last year raised over 500 pairs of socks.
While socks might not seem like something major, they’re often something that most people don’t even think of when it comes to clothing donations and are always needed.
“Our quality control is extremely stringent, any pairs found with cosmetic defects are donated, they’re perfectly useable otherwise”, said Holly, the Assistant Business Developer.
The socks that don’t go to those who are sleeping rough, are used in other initiatives, such as helping clothe people going for job interviews in professional clothes that they wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford.
There is no national figure on how many homeless people there are across the UK as each region records the homelessness differently, and because some don’t even show up in statistics at all.
According to crisis.org.uk, in 2017 it was estimated that around 4,700 people slept rough across England alone on any given night, which was more than double the amount just 7 years earlier.
With the news of many well-established companies in the UK closing their doors, this figure may rise in the coming years.
If you aren’t already, there are many ways to help those in need this festive season, through financial, products or even service donations. It’s always worth giving back, in one way or another, to the communities that support.
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