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.
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.
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
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
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:
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
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.