30 November 2021

Christmas can be a lonely time for young people living at YMCA. We provide a place to call home for over 300 young people across, Birmingham, Coventry and Rugby. Young people come to us at risk, or reality, of being homeless, and without our help and support, they would not have a safe place to live.

We are asking for support to put together Christmas gift boxes for all our residents, many of who will receive nothing else, and who find it a very difficult time of the year. Please consider donating something from the following list:

  • Sets of toiletries for men and women
  • Socks for men and women
  • Sweets or chocolate
  • Tooth brush and tooth paste
  • 2022 Diaries/Calendars
  • Something ‘Christmassy’ – a card or some decorations.

Alternatively, as part of our room sponsor scheme, you could make a regular donation (from just £12 a month) which will help support young people in your area. Find out more at https://www.ymca.org.uk/heart-of-england

Please contact David Wootten, by email david.wootten@ymcaheartofengland.org.uk to arrange for donated items to be dropped off, so they can be wrapped ready for Christmas Day. Thank you