Rossendale-based cardboard box and packaging manufacturer, boxes2move.com, have encouraged businesses from across the North West to spare a thought for Manchester’s homeless this winter.
The company has been sending empty cardboard boxes to offices across the North West asking businesses to fill them with blankets, food and spare clothes. Boxes2move.com then pick up the filled boxes and distribute them to charities who help vulnerable and homeless people across Manchester.
Craig Donnelly, Managing Director at boxes2move.com said, “We wanted to kick off this campaign in January, as it is often a difficult month for many, so whilst new year’s resolutions were still fresh we decided to ask businesses to spare a thought for those most in need.“
Recipients of the filled boxes included Manchester-based charities Lifeshare, who work with clients to break the cycle of homelessness, Mustard Tree, who support the homeless and marginalised and Banabus which is a drop-in centre, providing refuge to vulnerable people in Manchester.
Carol Price, Development and Fundraising Manager at Barnabus Manchester said; “We were delighted to receive a large donation of boxes and we want to thank boxes2move and all the supporting companies for their thoughtful generosity.
“The items donated don’t just provide warmth and comfort they give those without a home hope, because people cared enough to do something for them.” added Carol.
Judith Vickers, a member of the Lifeshare team, explained: “Donations like this one are vital in the winter months. Lifeshare rely heavily on corporate donations. Without this support we would struggle to deliver the service we do, and offer support to the homeless and marginalised in Manchester.”
Craig is thrilled that the campaign has been such a success, “It’s fantastic to see the generosity of businesses across the region, and we will certainly be picking up where we left off next winter.”