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    10th October is World Homeless Day & Stronger Kent Community Fair at Hazlitt Theatre Maidstone


    HARVEST FESTIVALS 2018

    Rainbow Harvest South Borough Primary School Maidstone

    Homeless 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 manager@maidstonedaycentre.org.uk
     

     

    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.


     

    Maidstone East Scouts parade on St George's Day.

    A huge thank you to Maidstone East Scouts and their families and friends who contributed to a very welcome donation of £452.52 towards the work of Homeless Care. Saint George is the patron saint of the scouts who paraded through the streets of Maidstone, supported by the City of Rochester Pipe Band. The parade ended at All Saints Church for a service that focussed on the plight of homeless people in our town. Carina Pay, District Commissioner for Maidstone East Scouts said, "It was a privilege to work with these young people."


     

     

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    Jamboree raises £4,683.00!

    On a Saturday in June, the Chequers Centre  Maidstone, hosted a sleepover for 140 Cub Scouts. The Scout leaders and volunteers from Homeless care joined in to organise activities  including games, quizzes, poster painting and creating a temporary shelter out of cardboard. The Cub Scouts chose Homeless Care to receive any donations from the young people's sponsorships from family and friends. When all the donations were received and counted, they realised an impressive total of £4,683.00! A very big thank you to everyone who played a part in making a positive difference to the lives of homeless people in our town.


     

       

     

       

     

     

     

                

     

      

     


     


     

     

Maidstone Homeless Care Social

I’m doing really well, I’m in France visiting mum and dad and having a great time, thanks for all your help and everything you’ve done for me. Nick

 

A little thank you for all your help. Suzanne

 

More information

Homelessness is a growing issue in society and more and more people are a few rent or mortgage payments away from the risk of homelessness. The rise in property prices, lack of affordable housing and difficulties for people getting on the property ladder become polarised when life circumstances change.

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