Supporting The Homeless & Victims of Domestic Abuse
Join Us In Helping Victims Of Domestic Abuse & Homelessness
Christmas is a time when, traditionally everyone comes together to help others.
At Reflect, we have been helping our clients help victims of domestic abuse and people without somewhere warm to call home for the last five years. The two charities we are working with this year are SODA (Survivors of Domestic Abuse) and Leslie’s Care Packages (Helping the homeless, vulnerable and anyone in need.).
This year we are asking for bags pre-packed with a toothbrush, toothpaste hairbrush, comb, deodorant, sanitary products, socks, gloves, hat, scarf, shower gel etc. As you can gather, these are predominately for ladies and their children.
Also, we are looking for wrapped Christmas gifts for both ladies and men; we would be grateful if you would label them. We suggest that the gifts should be a box of chocolates, shower gel gift set, festive biscuits, body lotion, a hat and gloves. These are gifts for people who wouldn’t usually receive any presents at Christmas or at any other time. Let’s make someone smile on the 25th of December 2019.
The generosity and kindness of our clients and strangers who have kindly supported the charities over the years is overwhelming and I am sure that this year will be no exception. Thank you to everyone in advance for their continued support.
SODA was set up by Sam Billingham in May 2009 after leaving her abusive relationship in 2006. Sam travels across the country, raising awareness and runs her online helpline. She is also an Ambassador and fundraiser for the Haven as women’s refuge in Wolverhampton.
Leslie’s Care Packages (LCP)
Leslie’s Care Packages (LCP) was founded in 2016 by Vi Wood,
following her own experiences when she and her family were in danger of losing their own home. The Voluntary Group was set up as a tribute to her late husband Leslie, to help the homeless, vulnerable and anyone in need across the Black Country and the surrounding areas.
Homelessness is not a choice and can happen to anyone at any time. Following failed marriages, jobs loss, death, physical and phycological abuse, and mental health issues.
After working with Sam and Viv, I have learnt that homelessness doesn’t just affect the rough sleepers. But the ‘Hidden Homeless’, those living in unsuitable, temporary or crowded accommodation.
Everyone deserves a place to call home, their castle as being homeless leaves people vulnerable and with low self esteem. Together we can help every little bit helps someone regain their confidence and strength.