Over 1,000 homeless people are set to benefit this Christmas, thanks to the generosity of a leading parcel collection service.
Employees at Pass My Parcel and its sister brands – newspaper and magazine wholesaler Smiths News and coffee company Jack’s Beans – have been busy collecting winter clothes to distribute to those in need across various UK cities during December.
The initiative is part of a national campaign, named ‘Pass It On’, in which 5,000 items of warm clothing, sleeping bags and a hot drink will be donated to the homeless from Thursday 15th December to Thursday 22nd December.
Jonathan Bunting (pictured above), MD of Smiths News, owner of Pass My Parcel explained: “According to Homeless UK, approximately 3,500 people sleep rough every single night across the UK. Our ‘Pass It On’ campaign is helping raise awareness of this issue and is a great way to give something back to the community this Christmas time.
“The impact of a hot drink or warm coat is immeasurable to a person sleeping rough and we’re hoping this will go someway to helping the homeless in the UK. Our teams have been really eager to get involved and we’ll also be giving out supplies to help those in need during our tour of major UK cities.”
The cities visited include:
Oxford – Thursday 15th December, 6-9pm
Manchester – Saturday 17th December, 6-9:30pm
Birmingham – Monday 19th December, 6-9pm
Camden – Tuesday 20th December, 6-9pm
Leicester – Wednesday 21st December, 6-9pm
Swindon – Thursday 22nd December, 3pm onwards
The ‘Pass It On’ campaign is Pass My Parcel’s biggest Christmas charity campaign ever, and it is the first time the company has worked alongside Smiths News and Jack’s Beans in this capacity.
Pass My Parcel offers customers a quick, easy, and convenient way to collect and return parcels direct from a range of retailers around the country.
The poster Pass My Parcel are using to promote the campaign can be downloaded below.
Source: Pass My Parcel