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.

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In these care packages typically there are:

๐Ÿ”น A reusable storage bag
๐Ÿ”น Deodorant
๐Ÿ”น Baby Wipes
๐Ÿ”น Hand Warmers
๐Ÿ”น Plasters
๐Ÿ”น Pack of Playing Cards
๐Ÿ”น Notepad, Pens and Pencils
๐Ÿ”น Plastic Cutlery
๐Ÿ”น Comb
๐Ÿ”น Gloves
๐Ÿ”น A pair of socks
๐Ÿ”น Safety Pins
๐Ÿ”น Nail Clippers
๐Ÿ”น Candle
๐Ÿ”น Toothbrush and Tooth paste
๐Ÿ”น Body Wash, Body lotion and other various toiletries
๐Ÿ”น Razor and shaving cream
๐Ÿ”น Drinks sachet, stock cube
๐Ÿ”น 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;

๐Ÿ”น Small Men’s deodorants
๐Ÿ”น Lip Balms
๐Ÿ”น Toe Nail Clippers
๐Ÿ”น Mini Combs/ Hair brushes
๐Ÿ”น Baby Wipes/face wipes
๐Ÿ”น tealight candles/matches
๐Ÿ”น New pairs of gloves and Socks
๐Ÿ”น Mini Hand Warmer Packs
๐Ÿ”น individual drink sachets (coffee,cappuccino,individual wrapped teabags etc)/sugar packets/condiments
๐Ÿ”น Toiletries bags, drawstring backpacks or other reusable bag to contain the items which can be reused by the recipient
๐Ÿ”น Snacks such as cereal bars/sweets/crisps/drinks etc.

As well as anything else you think might be needed.