Dec 3-22nd, 2014
Collecting New Year presents for homeless people
Today Nochlezhka is starting its traditional New Year activity “A clementine and a can of stew” to collect presents for homeless people. The activity will go on from Dec. 3rd to Dec.22nd, 2014. Each present is a useful set of fruit, sweets, canned goods, and personal hygiene items. This year the organization is hoping to collect at least 500 sets that will thus bring joy to 500 people.
“The presents that we collect for our clients every year are absolutely practical. People with low income need all these food and non-food items every day. But before the New Year they acquire special value – every person wants to experience the holiday that they loved since childhood and feel that someone cares about them. We hope that this year the city residents will once again share the warmth of their hearts with people who have lost their homes. A little is all it takes.” – says Vlada Gasnikova, the coordinator of the New Year activity at Nochlezhka.
This year we are collecting gifts for homeless people in six places:
- Charity shop “Spasibo!” (Thank you!) at Gorohovaya street 50/79, 12pm to 9 pm every day;
- Charity shop “Spasibo!” (Thank you!) at Kovensky pereulok 21, 12pm to 9 pm every day;
- Charity shop “Spasibo!” (Thank you!) at 8th Line of Vasilyevsky Ostrov, 55, 12pm to 9 pm every day;
- Charity shop “Spasibo!” (Thank you!) at Chkalovsky prospect, 5 – 12pm to 9 pm every day;
- Out-center «Tramontana» at Bronnitskaya str, 24 – 11 am – 9 pm every day;
- «Nochlezhka» at Borovaya str, 112B (entrance from Rasstannaya str), 10am to 10pm every day.
Before New Year all items will be sorted into gift sets, and the volunteers will give them out to homeless people at the stops of the Night Bus, at heating stations, and during business hours of the consulting service.
What we need to collect the following to give presents to the homeless people for New Year:
- 50 boxes of sugar cubes
- 50 boxes of black tea, 100 bags in each
- candy (chocolate and caramel) - no limits
- 500 small packs of biscuits (for example Jubileynoe)
- 500 packs of instant mashed potatoes or
- 500 tins of canned stew тушенки
- 500 tins of canned fish
- 500 tubes of tooth paste
- 500 bars of soap
- 500 socks, size 39-43
- 500 hats (including used)
- 500 pairs of gloves and mittens (including used)
- 500 scarves (including used)
- 500 tubes of moisturizing lotion
- 500 single use razors
- 520 big plastic bags with holiday
- 10 packs of 100 packing bags.
Nochlezhka will publish a report about collected presents once a week on the website and its social networks. The report will also announce what items are still missing.
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