University alumni and staff in shoebox appeal for the homeless

Staff and alumni from the University of Northampton are appealing for donations to fill shoe boxes of crucial supplies for local homeless shelters this Christmas.

Organisers, on behalf of Northampton’s Hope Centre and Kettering’s Safe until Daylight Centres, are on the lookout for donations of food, toiletries, unwanted clothes and everyday supplies to fill the shoe boxes.

The appeal is being led by Jo Evans, Administrator for the University’s Faculty of Business and Law and Paul Millen, University of Northampton alumnus and founder of Safe Until Daylight.

Jo Evans said: “This is one of the toughest times of year for people suffering from homelessness. We are hoping our shoebox appeal will be able to provide some comfort and support to some of the most vulnerable in the county.

“The University is in awe of the work that organisations such as the Hope Centre and Safe until Daylight do all year round to provide vital support to the homeless. We are hoping that staff, students and the local community alike – dig deep and donate to help us fill as many shoe boxes as possible this Christmas.”

Drop off points for donations are the Changemaker Hub and work space 201, both situated in the Learning Hub building on the Waterside Campus. All donations must be made by 4pm, 20 December.

For further information or assistance, contact Joanne.evans@northampton.ac.uk