A town centre business is set to be the perfect fit for a charity appeal providing some winter warmth for homeless people this winter.
South Shields Chiropractic Clinic, in Coronation Street, has signed up to be a drop off point for a campaign urging people to donate unwanted winter clothing to vulnerable people.
The Winter Coat Amnesty is now in its fourth year, and has the support of benevolent businesses all over the North East.
Organised by long-time Crisis Christmas volunteers Andy Brown and Claire Paczko, the campaign has now garnered many thousands of unwanted winter clothing since its inception, and every year dozens of businesses and organisations from across the region act as donation stations.
“The donated clothing goes to Crisis because we want to encourage vulnerable people to use their service and other similar organisations who offer education, training and formal learning opportunities which lead to qualifications and finding work.
“We only run this campaign leading up to Christmas because we are trying to solve a problem, not sustain one.
“With the Winter Coat Amnesty, we believe we offer intervention which enables vulnerable people to survive during the winter months.”
This year the Co-operative is supporting the annual Winter Coat Amnesty by hosting drop-off points for winter clothing at 43 stores across Tyneside
A full list of stations across the North East can be found on the Winter Coat Amnesty website: wintercoatamnesty.blogspot.co.uk, on Twitter @wintercoatsNE or Facebook www.facebook.com/wintercoatamnesty
Donations can be made from Monday until December 5.
Source – Shields Gazette, 01 Nov 2014