Three young people decided that for Christmas they would like to support the Basement Project. Eva, Lola and Jimmy asked staff and customers in Catshill One Stop and Amar and Sons if they would like to donate tins of food. As well as giving some food themselves (with the help of their parents) they collected three bags of tinned food that they donated to us on 21st December. This is very welcome and will go in to our food bank to help anyone who is struggling in the New Year.
The picture below shows Eva, Lola and Jimmy with the food they donated.
Many other young people from schools, playgroups, etc. donated food and Christmas goodies which were gratefully received by our young people. Many contained beautiful messages, such as this:
Merry Christmas! We hope this box helps you out and gets you in the festive spirit. We’re new to helping the Basement Project, but we found helping out was a lot of fun. (It also gave us the joy of helping others.) We’re only a few years younger than you, so we can imagine how tough it would be to be in your situation. We wish you good luck for the future and hope that this helps.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND THANK YOU, EVERYONE!!