A very succesfull launch of our partnership with Sainsburys at Aylesford took place when a group of Homeless Care Trustees chatted to shoppers about how the store is making a difference to the lives of disadvantage men and women in our town. Customers and staff were enthusiastic about helping and donations of food and clothing piled up. Thank you to everyone who gave and to Sainsburys' staff for all their support. Good news - from now on, Sainsburys Aylesford will host a permanent Homeless Care box for donations of food/clothing.
10th October was World Homeless Day & also the Stronger Kent Community Fair at Hazlitt Theatre Maidstone. Local charities came together to show how much can be achieved when we join together.
HARVEST FESTIVALS 2018
Brookfield Junior School
L to R - Summer, Abbie, Leo & Eli
Farmyard animals took centre stage when Brookfield Juniors' celebrated Harvest with a lively performance of Little Red Hen. The folk story teaches the virtue of hard work and generosity, both illustrated beautifully by the huge pile of Harvest donations collected for Homeless Care. Thank you to all the people who worked so hard to make this possible.
Rainbow Harvest South Borough Primary School MaidstoneHomeless Care enjoyed a colourful festival of songs, poems and paintings describing the bountiful gifts of harvest. Year four children told us about the journey from the farmer's field to the kitchen and warned us about wasting food. On behalf of all the homeless and hungry men and women we work with we would like to say a very big thank you to everyone, for such generous gifts
The hall at Harrietsham Church of England Primary School was packed with children, teachers, parents and carers for a wonderful Harvest Celebration. We were delighted to receive so many items of food which will fill our store cupboards. Thank you very much to everyone who helped us to look after all those people in Maidstone who would otherwise go hungry.
A traditional Harvest loaf was just one item in a huge collection of food and toiletry items donated to Homeless Care by pupils of St John’s C of E School at Grove Green. The children, their families and staff at the school worked hard and gave generously to ensure that our homeless clients and disadvantaged people in our community could enjoy good food and also some treats. A big thank you to everyone who helped to make this possible.
Can you help please?
We are seeking volunteer drivers for our foodbank, Food for Thought, on Friday mornings 7.30 to 9.30.
Help us to put food on the table for people who would otherwise go hungry.
For further information please contact the Manager at Maidstone Day Centre on 01622 674064
or email email@example.com
Salus Youth Participation Group visit
We received a letter from the Salus Youth Participation Group at St Michael’s C of E Junior School in Maidstone, asking if 13 of them could visit us at Maidstone Day Centre to bring clothes and food for our clients. As the picture shows, we were delighted to welcome the boys and girls who said, "we are doing this because we want to make more awareness about homeless people living on the streets. We have also brought in pet food so that if there are any homeless people living on the street that have pets, we can give their pets healthy food to eat."
"Our school values, Happiness, Perseverance, Friendship and Respect are really important to us."
Our thanks to the Salus Youth Participation Group at St Michael’s C of E Junior School.