The Birmingham Homeless Outreach is a small charity set up back in 2010 to help Birmingham’s homeless, each evening the team head out to the streets of the City centre handing out items all donated to them by the public and some local retailers.
So how can you help? As part of a Province wide initiative they are setting up collection points in most of the Masonic meeting rooms, where they are asking for donations from the brethren of non-perishable food and old clothes such as jumpers, socks, underwear, hats, gloves, coats, scarves, thermal wear, etc. They will then collect all of the donations for the second part of this charitable activity.
The collection boxes can be found at:
- Severn Street, Birmingham
- Wretham Road, Birmingham
- Yenton Assembly Rooms, Erdington
- Knowle, Solihull
- Victoria House, Leamington
- Sutton Coldfield
- Alderson House, Warwick
On the Saturday 28th January 2016 at 2:45pm the Five of Nine Club with family and friends invited will be joining the Charity team on their rounds, where they will assist in handing out items to the homeless from the Birmingham Rag Market, they will then split into groups and head off with outreach workers to meet people who are sleeping rough and give them food, warm clothing and a friendly chat, the whole event taking approximately three hours.
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After the feedback, received from members at Acorns it is assured that this is going to be an amazing experience where charity will be taken directly to those most in need and the members will see first-hand just what a difference it can make.