Safestore is urging people from across Manchester to dig out any coats that are hidden at the back of wardrobes or no longer worn and donate them to the Human Appeals ‘Wrap Up Manchester’campaign, by dropping them off at their storage units across Manchester in Manchester Central, Worsley, Old Trafford, Altrincham, Oldham and Stockport Bryant.
This winter will mark the 7thyear of the UK’s largest self-storage company’s support for this campaign, which has to date collected 103,000 coats since its launch in 2011.
Safestore will also provide storage space at all of its Manchester stores to facilitate the sorting, storage and distribution of 24,000 coats to over 100 charities, homeless shelters, vulnerable women and children centres, elderly people in need and refugees.
Shahid Kadodia, Digital & Marketing Director Safestore comments, “With so many people homeless on the streets of Manchester, sadly some of the most vulnerable people will not have the luxury of wearing a coat this winter. With this figure only set to rise, we are very passionate about supporting Wrap Up Manchesteras they are working so hard to provide comfort and care for those in need. Last year we donated over 1,500 coats to the homeless in Manchester and we hope to donate even more this winter.”
Samara Said of Human Appeal says: “The cold winter months ahead can be incredibly tough for those sleeping rough, or in need and Human Appeals ‘Wrap Up Manchester’is hoping to offer support and compassion to those desperately in need.
“We sincerely appreciate the allocation of space from Safestore, which enables our volunteer teams to easily sort through and package up the thousands of coats donated to us for those who are vulnerable and in need. The charity initiative will help those in need across the country at a time when they need it most. The generous support of Safestore will enable us to sort and distribute over 24,000 warm coats to those most in need this winter.”