Harvest Festival Appeal
This is our main appeal of the year when the Croydon community who aren’t homeless are most likely to see Nightwatch volunteers.
We hope to be in contact with all the schools, churches and other community organisations in Croydon. We receive food from Harvest Festival celebrations to distribute throughout next year.
We need cans of soup (not packets) and we also distribute canned food, vegetables, meat and fish to people who have basic cooking facilities, and give cans of tinned fruit to people who have no facilities at all. Canned milk is also popular.
The Croydon community is so generous at this time that we have to make special arrangements about sorting and storing the gifts. We have designated the first four Sunday evenings in October every year between 7:30pm and 10:30pm as times when we will receive donations, and volunteers will be present to sort out and store them.
Please bring your donations to: The hall of the Croydon Society of Friends (Quakers) 60 Park Lane, CR0 1JE. Near Fairfields Hall roundabout.
Any Sunday in October between 7.30pm and 10.30pm. We need lots of volunteers to help us receive, sort and store this food.
If you can deliver on our Sunday evenings, it would be very much appreciated. We realise this is difficult for some organisations, however, so we can organise collection. We would need a contact name and telephone number, the collection address and a range of times when collection would be possible. Then send this information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Try not to telephone as we would have too many calls to process easily, and the information would have to be put on an email at some time anyway.
Winter Blanket Appeal
Streets ahead are running the blanket appeal on behalf of nightwatch again this year.
With the weather now turning, and the winter months coming closer, we urgently require any unwanted blankets or sleeping bags to help support homeless people throughout the borough. All blankets and sleeping bags can be dropped off to any of the streets ahead offices or collections can be arranged. Blankets and sleeping bags only, please, we don’t need duvets.
To find your local office or for further information please call 020 8655 1300 or Visit: www.streetsahead.info
We distribute more than 100 Christmas presents each year, containing toiletries; hats, gloves and scarves; chocolates; festive foods and soft drinks. The bulk of the cost of this has long since been paid by the Greggs Trust. Additional contributions would be very welcome.