Homeless Shoebox Appeal for the Southwest

The Torbay RRT was asked if they would help the Torquay Chamber of Commerce who were running the Homeless Shoebox appeal for the South West of the UK.

Appeal Poster

Appeal Poster

The Chamber of Commerce had nominated 2 drop off points in Torquay but had no means of collecting the boxes, and delivering them to the homeless. RRT were very happy to help, and volunteers collected over 130 boxes full of warm clothing, toiletries etc for the homeless people of Torquay, and delivered them to the Leonard Stock centre in Factory Row, Torquay. These were very gratefully received and will give the homeless something to look forward to on Christmas day.

Collection from local church

Collection from local church

Back of the RRT van filled with presents for the homeless

Back of the RRT van filled with presents for the homeless

Torquay has a large number of Homeless and RRT were humbled to see what the Leonard Stock centre does for the needy, and homeless working hard to rehouse these people and help them get back into work. RRT were given a full tour of the centre, which has amazing facilities to shelter and care for such persons, and were glad to have been able to play a small part in helping this worthy cause.

Danny Crowley, project manager at Shekinah Mission gave a personal thankyou – ‘the residents here at LSC will have a lovely Christmas thanks to you at RRT’.

RRT with some of the helpers at the homeless centre

RRT with some of the helpers at the homeless centre

4 thoughts on “Homeless Shoebox Appeal for the Southwest”

  1. janet carter says:

    pLEASE COULD YOU LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE DOING THE SHOE BOXES FOR THE HOMELESS AGAIN THIS YEAR I LIVE IN BARNSTAPLE AND SEVERAL PEOPLE ARE INTERESTED IN DOING A SHOEBOX BUT WE DO NOT KNOW WHERE TO TAKE IT THANKYOU JANET CARTER

  2. Old Chook says:

    Great to see that RRT can offer support in a number of ways towards caring for our communities. Cant wait to see more of what you can do. Keep it up.

  3. Chris Wright says:

    Glad that someone cares about these poor souls. Thanks again RRT.

  4. Brilliant says:

    Thank you RRT
    That’ll give these homeless people a better 2015 christmas time ! How much can we be thankful for, when we’ve got a home & family !!

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