If you caught my first post here, then you will know all about this years Christmas Charity Appeal.
I wanted to check in and give everyone who liked, shared, or donated an update.
£254 was raised (WOW) and with this money 50 Care Packs have now been made.
The care packs will be distributed to people sleeping rough this Christmas, in Liverpool.
So i thought i would give a breakdown of everything i bought with the donations, the cost, and show you the care packs.
Eeeeek i am SO excited!
(There is also a hand sanitiser gel included in each bag, but it seems to have gone walkies from this photograph).
- 64 pairs of wooly winter socks. £35
- 50 tubes of toothpaste. £15
- 50 small soaps £8.99
- 60 pairs of gloves £29.49
- 60 granola bars £16.99
- 50 antiperspirant wipes £27.99
- 64 travel toothbrushes £29.60
- 50 packets of pocket tissues. £11.00
- 110 anti-bacterial hand gel. £17.96
- 50 Christmas Carrier Bags. £5.00
- 50 lip balms. £25.00
- 200 biscuits £20.00
Total cost of items: £242.00
Total raised – £254
Justgiving & Paypal fees: £16.12
Total leftover: £237.88
So as you can see i only had to add £4.14 to the total cost of the care packs.
20 bags will be donated to The Secret Kitchen and 20 bags to The Whitechapel Charity.
The 10 leftover bags i will be keeping back, and giving to people sleeping rough in Liverpool City Centre in the coming weeks.
There is also a box of leftover items, this box will be donated to The Secret Kitchen.
Whilst i am aware that these bags are just a small gift, and don’t change the circumstances for the most vulnerable people in our society.
I hope that they may bring a little smile, hope and love to some.
So THANK YOU once again for all your support and donations, and making this years appeal a HUGE success.