How Your Donations Help
Andrew, who is taking over communications for Routes to Roots as part of The Pillar Programme, describes what your donations mean to him and those sleeping on the streets.
Autumn is here and the crisp mornings are making themselves felt, too soon winter will be with us.
So a time to plan and get ready for the winter months.
I recently received a great sleeping bag from a very generous person who showed great foresight in his choice of much needed items of which my sleeping bag was just one item he gave Routes to Roots.
It’s hard to express my feelings about that gift and also the many items donated to this amazing place.
All things donated are important even the very smallest; from a toothbrush and toothpaste to razors, deodorant and shower products to items of clothing, socks and underwear. All things can help in some way and can make someone happy.
To give and make a difference seems a small thing but is really important to those that need your help.
In a normal week I can get a shower and wash my clothes allowing me to both keep clean but also keep my self esteem and if I am lucky a nice pair of socks to keep my feet warm.
The items donated help rough sleepers both with staying clean and warm and the food available each day helps us on our journey. Hopefully the services available at Routes to Roots and the agencies that are here during the week can help people to find a new direction or a place to stay.
So time to ask for help from those that can.
Can you donate to Routes to Roots?
Every small item is important and well received.
You can find a list of items here that would be very helpful to us service users -you can really help make someone’s day in the same way that gentleman’s donation of a sleeping bag helped me.