Our Charitable Outcomes for November 2017
November has been a busy month for Shropshire Community Project, with the major highlight being the welcome return of the Telford Community Store to Telford Town Centre.
We have been blown away by public support within just a few days of opening the doors and as always, we are very grateful for the donations of used furniture, clothing and bric-a-brac. Public donations mean the world to us as we can sell these items in store with all profits circulating back in to the community to help charities and people in crisis across Shropshire.
This month we have also re-launched our Ebay store, so if you can’t make it into town, its now even easier to buy from us. Don’t forget our store also sells very high quality new and ex-demo furniture at a fraction of the price of some of the larger retail chains. Our full range of new furniture can also be found online at The Furniture People website.
Another exciting proposition this month is our forthcoming partnership with the Forward Pass project, run by a local amateur football group NC United, which will see football boots and equipment donated to us that we will circulate back into the communities that need them most. We’ll release more details about this as the project as it unfolds.
Public support of our not-for-profit social enterprise means that we can help as many local charities as possible. In November, we have…
- Donated £540 to the 1968 Foundation from the profits of our social supermarket in Shrewsbury. This donation will help the foundation support homeless veterans within the community over the winter period.
- Taken part in Stay Out 2017, hosted by the homeless charity, Stay; two members of our team participated in a sleep-out event at Tesco Car Park at Wrekin Retail Park to raise awareness and vital funds for the homeless community.
- Provided interactive career tool access to ten local people, to support their journey to better employment prospects through learning and development of critical job search techniques.
- Supported West Mercia Search and Rescue with more than 100 hours of voluntary service. Our very own Matt Weaver has been on call all month as a qualified Search Manager for WMSAR and has been deployed on four separate call outs. Together with volunteers across the county, Matt and the team at WMSAR search for vulnerable missing people across the West Mercia region.
Finally, if you’re feeling in the giving mood over the festive season, we work closely with more than 40 young people at the Wellington YMCA and will be collecting Christmas gifts, parcels and hampers at our Telford store.
As always, Shropshire Community Project are incredibly grateful for your support.