The sixth annual Wrap Up London takes place this week, asking Londoners to donate their unwanted coats to help people in need. Coats can be donated at 15 locations across the capital including London Underground stations and Safestores. CollectPlus is also involved in the Wrap Up London campaign for a second year, and, working with wnDirect, is offering over 5, drop off locations enabling people to donate coats from across the UK. Last year, more than 10, were collected at London Underground stations, with Victoria station collecting the most, followed by Canary Wharf. Keep up to date with fundraising news, ideas and inspiration with a weekly or daily email. Fundraising news, ideas and inspiration for professional charity fundraisers.
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In addition, it is possible to donate a coat at one of the participating stores in the CollectPlus network. There are free delivery labels up for grabs. Why you should donate For people sleeping rough or living in crisis, the winter months in London can be the toughest. In , Wrap Up London surpassed all targets by collecting over 22, coats and providing thousands of Londoners with a warmer and more comfortable winter. Crucially, the donated coats also encourage vulnerable Londoners to connect with local charities and services to help them rebuild their lives. We had lots of new homeless people coming to us for assistance and we were so pleased to have been able to help 14 people off the streets and back into accommodation in less than two weeks. These coats are very much appreciated. Our volunteers have been integral to making this great coat collection the success story it is today. Hands on London offers opportunities for individuals to volunteer with third sector organisations across Greater London and organises corporate group employee volunteering events, strengthening CSR initiatives.
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Wrap Up campaign launches across the U. The campaign aims to collect over 21, coats, which will go directly to community organisations supporting the homeless, the elderly suffering from fuel poverty, refugees, and women and children fleeing domestic violence. When Wrap Up Manchester was launched, the aim was to collect coats for vulnerable people over the winter period but instead an incredible 1, items were received. The Wrap Up campaign will operate across six London tube stations courtesy of Transport for London and Manchester Piccadilly station supported by Network Rail for coat donations from 13 th th November.
The initiative reduces cold-related winter deaths by encouraging people to donate their unwanted coats see details below , which are distributed to local community groups, supporting the homeless, refugees, the elderly and people fleeing domestic violence. Last year, generous Londoners donated over 20, coats via collections at tube stations, schools, places of worship and over companies. More than groups have benefited to date, while the Wrap Up Family has grown to encompass Manchester now in its third year , Birmingham and Glasgow, where Hands On London is working in partnership with leading Muslim faith-based charity Human Appeal. And this figure is likely to be a substantial underestimate as no official organisation counts homeless deaths in Britain. We have a huge demand for coats, especially for men. These children should have something as basic as a coat. Especially at a time where the country seems to be more divided, this campaign unites us all towards one goal, which is to reduce the number of vulnerable people without a coat. Volunteer time is spent collecting coats at nominated stations across the capital and then days sorting and redistributing them. The Wrap Up London campaign runs from November. For more details on where to drop an unwanted coat, please visit www.