Following the death of MiK Gillespie in the centre of Hinckley Town earlier this year, the plight of homeless people in the county came to the forefront. With schemes such as No Second Night Out and various groups set up to work along side local homeless charities and organizations.
Hinckley Helpers are proud to say that we have been involved with many of these groups. Recently Emma L has been making up care packages to distribute around Hinckley working with the group Mick Matters.
To date they have made up 12 of these care packages and are always on the look out for more items so they can make more up. The last time they were distributed there were 23 of them given out.
Here is an example of some of the things that are included in the care packages.
In these care packages typically there are:
🔹 A reusable storage bag
🔹 Baby Wipes
🔹 Hand Warmers
🔹 Pack of Playing Cards
🔹 Notepad, Pens and Pencils
🔹 Plastic Cutlery
🔹 A pair of socks
🔹 Safety Pins
🔹 Nail Clippers
🔹 Toothbrush and Tooth paste
🔹 Body Wash, Body lotion and other various toiletries
🔹 Razor and shaving cream
🔹 Drinks sachet, stock cube
🔹 A separate foodbag containing drink, crisps, sweets etc.
Along with other little helpful items and treats, they also give out hats and scarfs.
These care packages are very well received, those given them often say how much they appreciate them. They say that they made life that much more bearable even if just for a couple of days.
Help us make a difference, Mick Matters are currently looking for donations of;
🔹 Small Men’s deodorants
🔹 Lip Balms
🔹 Toe Nail Clippers
🔹 Mini Combs/ Hair brushes
🔹 Baby Wipes/face wipes
🔹 tealight candles/matches
🔹 New pairs of gloves and Socks
🔹 Mini Hand Warmer Packs
🔹 individual drink sachets (coffee,cappuccino,individual wrapped teabags etc)/sugar packets/condiments
🔹 Toiletries bags, drawstring backpacks or other reusable bag to contain the items which can be reused by the recipient
🔹 Snacks such as cereal bars/sweets/crisps/drinks etc.
As well as anything else you think might be needed.