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Give Local This Winter 2021

Help local charities & community groups to support our communities this Winter

This year, many charities and groups across Kirklees have returned to in-person activities and are now restarting their Winter appeals.

Local groups are accepting donations of food, clothes, toiletries and money for children and adults, to help those who may be struggling over the long winter period.

Others are looking for volunteers to ensure that no-one has to be lonely. 

If you are creative, there are lots of opportunities to take part in arts & crafts projects to help spread some cheer during the dark months.

If your organisation is looking for something to do as a team this winter, you can contact Abdul to talk about Team Volunteering by getting in touch at abdul@tslkirklees.org.uk

So – take a look at the list below, choose a group that’s local to you or a cause that’s close to your heart, and

  • DONATE
  • VOLUNTEER
  • OR TAKE PART

DONATE

Uniform Exchange

Can you help Uniform Exchange collect 1,000 children’s coats for their winter project? They believe every child should have a warm coat for winter… if you donate children’s out-grown coats, they will find a child in Kirklees who can reuse it.

You can donate children’s warm winter coats, hats, and gloves at a wide range of donation points across Kirklees:  Uniform Exchange – Donation Points (uniform-exchange.org) or you can contact this email for more information info@uniform-exchange.org

Dewsbury Cares Community Group

This group is accepting donations of toiletry gift sets for female and male adults and toys for children. The donated gifts must be new or in excellent conditions.

Donations can be made at:

Dewsbury Cares,  34-34a Cloth Hall Street,  Crackenedge Lane, Dewsbury, WF131QE,

Opening times are: Wednesday 10-2, Friday 10-2, Saturday 10-2

Alternatively, ring 07398735530.

Dewsbury Cares Community Group – Posts | Facebook

The Loose Change Charity

The Loose Change Charity is a fundraiser that aims to help local charities in Huddersfield by providing grants to help them continue to deliver their vital services. Funds are generated through members paying one pound per week in addition to traditional fund raising activities.

Find out more https://theloosechangecharity.co.uk/

Winter Warmer Appeal – The Welcome Centre

Spread some winter warmth with your winter fuel payment.

You can donate some or all of your Winter Fuel Allowance using the donate button below. A donation between £100 and £300 can make a big difference to our charity.

  • £300 will provide 16 people with enough food to last a week, equivalent to 323 meals
  • £200 will provide seven couples with food for a week
  • £100 will feed two families of four for a week

For more information and how to donate please follow the link  Want to spread a little warmth this winter?   (mailchi.mp)

West Yorkshire Hardship Project

WYHP are running low on tinned foods, pasta, rice, biscuits etc for our Dewsbury outreach and would really appreciate your support! If your cupboard looks like this picture or if you have anything spare please contact admin@westyorkshirehardship.org.uk or message their Facebook page. All food items are used to help those who are experiencing hardship or homelessness in the local area.

growing great places – crowdfunding donations

Could you back an idea to make your local place even better? Kirklees Council are supporting citizens and community organisations across Kirklees to get great ideas off the ground through crowdfunding.

https://www.spacehive.com/movement/growinggreatplaces/projects 

Outlookers

If you’re stuck for ideas of what to buy someone, a gift card is a great way of supporting our work. Secure purchase through PayPal makes it quick and easy too.

Image shows our £10 (+p&p) gift card with a picture of a person getting tech support.

Support for visually impaired people in West Yorkshire | Outlookers

VOLUNTEER

TAKE PART

Give…a few words

Write a personalised positive letter or send a drawing to someone who needs a bit of cheer in a Kirklees care home or charity this winter.

Home – Give… (thegive.co.uk)

Calling all knitters!

Have you got some spare time to knit hats, scarfs or gloves this winter? The Uniform Exchange is in desperate need of school colour winter warmers for the community.

Contact http://www.uniform-exchange.org/ if you can help.

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