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Support Crisis this Christmas

Monday, November 13th, 2017

It’s quickly came upon us and as we sat shivering in our cars this morning it was a stark reminder of those that don’t have such luxuries.  Over recent years Cool Designs have supported the homeless charity, Crisis by acting as a drop off point for donations as well as arranging our own donations and collections for them.

Again this year we are offering the same and you can drop any donations in to a Cool Designs branch or give to any member of staff.  Our final day for collection is Monday 18th December and after that we will transport all items across to Crisis in Newcastle.

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Support Crisis this Christmas
in your shopping today

This year Crisis at Christmas in Newcastle will welcome over 250 guests who are homeless, lonely or otherwise isolated to their Christmas Day and Boxing Day event.

Please help us by donating any items from the list below. Most of their guests will be men, please keep this in mind if you are donating. Most left over items will be donated to West End Food Bank, a local charitable organisation supporting people in food poverty.

Food

A range of non-perishable products including suitable for diabetics, gluten free, vegan etc: 

  • Crisps and snacks
  • Nuts & Dried Fruit
  • Tinned / Cuppa soup
  • Baked Beans
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Tinned fish / ham / chicken
  • Tins of fruit
  • Plain pasta / pasta and sauce sachets
  • Cereal / Energy bars
  • Healthy snacks
  • Biscuits
  • Chocolate / Boxes of chocolates
  • Soft drinks / Squash (plastic bottles / cartons)
  • Bovril / Hot chocolate / Coffee / Tea
  • Tomato / Brown Sauce
  • Nutella / Jam / Marmalade

Toiletries

A range suitable for different skin types (sensitive / dry etc.) but no aerosols or alcohol based products:

  • Roll on deodorant
  • Hand / Foot cream
  • Bars of soap
  • Sanitary products
  • Flannels
  • Shower gel
  • Toothbrush / Toothpaste
  • Face wash
  • Face / Hand wipes

Clothing

Good quality pre-loved or new only:

  • Shoes / Trainers
  • New socks & Underwear
  • Coats / Fleeces
  • Jumpers
  • Tracksuit bottoms / Trousers / Leggings
  • T-Shirts / Sweatshirts
  • Hats / Gloves / Scarves

 Christmas gifts

Ideas include but are not limited to:

  • Wallets / Purses / Bum bags
  • Pans / plates, bowls and cups
  • Cooking spoons
  • Stationery: mini diaries / notebooks / pens
  • Fleecy blankets
  • Bath gift sets
  • Thermos flask / thermal mug
  • Hand warmers
  • Battery powered radios
  • Chocolates (including for diabetics)
  • Tins of Biscuits
  • Batteries
  • Watches
  • Torches / Wind up lighting
  • Backpack

Other

Please also see Collection Guidance

  • Tea-towels
  • Strong black bin-bags
  • Tin foil / Cling Film / Sandwich bags

Support Crisis this Christmas

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Cool Designs are supporting Crisis again this year as a drop off point for donations as well as making our own donation of winter clothing.

This year Crisis at Christmas Newcastle will welcome over 250 guests who are homeless, lonely or otherwise isolated to their Christmas Day and Boxing Day event.

Please help if you can by donating an item from the list below.  Most of their guests will be men, please keep this in mind if you are donating clothing, toiletries or gifts.  Left over items are donated to West End Food Bank, a local charitable organisation supporting people in food poverty.

Food
A range of non-perishable products including suitable for diabetics, gluten free, vegan etc:
Crisps, nuts, dried fruit, tinned/cuppa soup, baked beans, tinned vegetables, tinned fish/ham/chicken, tins of fruit, plain pasta / pasta and sauce sachets, cereal, energy bars, healthy snacks, biscuits, chocolate, soft drinks, squash, hot chocolate powder, tea bags, instant coffee, black bin bags.

Toiletries
A range suitable for different skin types (sensitive, dry etc) but no aerosols or alcohol based products:
Roll on deodorant, bars of soap, flannels, shower gel, toothbrush, toothpaste, face wash, face/hand wipes, sanitary products

Clothing
Good quality pre-loved or new only:
Shoes, trainers, new socks/underwear, coats, fleeces, jumpers, tracksuit bottoms, trousers, leggings, t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, gloves, scarves

Christmas Gifts
Ideas include but are not limited to:
Wallets, purses, bum bags, hats, scarves, gloves, pans, plates, bowls, cups, cooking spoons, mini diaries, notebooks, pens, fleecy blankets, bath sets, thermos flasks, thermal mugs, disposable cutlery, plates, napkins, hand warmers, battery powered radios, chocolates (including for diabetics), tins of biscuits, batteries, watches, torches/wind up lighting, tin openers, back packs.

Drop off points
Including ourselves at Cool Designs, drop offs can be made at:

• Ashington
The Chiropractic Clinic -196 Milburn Road, Ashington, NE63 0PH

• South Shields
The Chiropractic Clinic – 8 Coronation Street, South Shields, NE33 1AZ

• Cool Desights Ltd
Unit 8 North Hylton Enterprise Park, Hepworth Rd, Sunderland, SR5 3JT

• Northumbria University
Northumbria Students’ Union, 2, Sandyford Road, Newcastle, NE1 8SB

• Capability’s
3-15 Heaton Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 1SA

• The Forum, Wallsend

• Grainger Market

 

Finally, if you are not able to get to one of these drop off points, please contact us on 0191 5496964 and we may be able to arrange to collect items bagged up from you.

The closing date for donations is Friday 16th December.

Crisis Christmas Event

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Crisis is the national charity for single homeless people. They are dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change.

Crisis Skylight, the award winning and accredited education, training and employment centres, offer practical and creative workshops in a supportive and inspiring environment together with formal learning opportunities that lead to qualifications and finding work.

This year, at Cool Designs Ltd we have again acted as a drop of point for people wanting to donate clothing and/or non-perishable goods.  We’ve had a fantastic response and would like to thank everyone for their contributions of all shapes and sizes.  We dropped the items in to Crisis Newcastle today.

Crisis NewcastleAlong with their other donations, they will be sorted and railed by staff and volunteers and then during the Crisis Christmas event they will be on display in a “shop” where members will be able to choose items of clothing.  Non perishable goods are then sorted in to small gift boxes and treated in the same manner and food stuffs are cooked and served during the event.

You can read more about their services at http://www.crisis.org.uk/

Can you help us warm up Christmas?

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

We are looking for support from business partners, friends and colleagues in the run up to Christmas.

This year we are supporting Crisis at Christmas in Newcastle who will welcome over 300 guests who are homeless, lonely or otherwise isolated to our Christmas Day and Boxing Day event.

Please help us in your shopping today by purchasing an extra item in store from the list below.  Once we receive all the donations our guests make up their own gift box (of approximately 10 items) to ensure everybody can get food / gifts appropriate to their needs and tastes.
*Left over items will be donated to a local charitable organisation supporting people in food poverty.

Donations can be made in person to our office at Cool Designs Ltd, Unit 8 North Hylton Enterprise Park, Hepworth Road, Sunderland SR5 3JT by the 15th December.  Or alternatively if you contact us on 0191 5496964 or sales@cooldesignsltd.co.uk we may be able to arrange a local collection.

Food

A range of non-perishable products including suitable for diabetics, gluten free, vegan etc: 

  • Crisps and snacks
  • Nuts
  • Dried fruit
  • Tinned / Cuppa soup
  • Baked Beans
  • Tinned vegetables / Powdered potato
  • Tinned fish / ham / chicken
  • Tins of fruit
  • Pasta
  • Cereal / Energy bars
  • Healthy snacks
  • Biscuits
  • Chocolate / Boxes of chocolates
  • Soft drinks / Squash (plastic bottles / cartons)
  • Hot chocolate powder
  • Tea bags
  • Instant coffee
  • Black bin-bags

 

Clothing: men’s and women’s

Good quality pre-loved or new only

  • Shoes / Trainers
  • New socks & Underwear
  • Coats / Fleeces
  • Jumpers
  • Tracksuit bottoms
  • Trousers / Leggings
  • T-Shirts / Sweatshirts
  • Hats / Gloves / Scarves

Toiletries

A range suitable for different skin types (sensitive / dry etc.) but no aerosols or alcohol based products:

  • Roll on deodorant
  • Bars of soap
  • Flannels
  • Shower gel
  • Toothbrush / Toothpaste
  • Face wash
  • Face / Hand wipes

 

Christmas gifts

Ideas include but are not limited to:

  • Wallets / Purses
  • Hats / Scarves / Gloves
  • Pans / plates, bowls and cups
  • Cooking spoons
  • Stationary: mini diaries / notebooks / pens
  • Fleecy blankets
  • Bath gift sets
  • Thermos flask
  • Battery powered radios
  • Chocolates (including for diabetics)
  • Tins of Biscuits
  • Batteries
  • Watches
  • Torches
  • Backpacks

 

You can support Crisis year round, please visit www.crisis.org.uk/newcastle or email fundraising.newcastle@crisis.org.uk

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