Make a House a Home
Fosse Park is delighted to announce that it has chosen Leicester based charity, Action Homeless, as its official ‘charity of the year’ and is launching an initiative in partnership with the organisation to help raise much-needed funds.
“Make a House a Home” campaign has been created to encourage people to donate in support of local women and their children who have experienced domestic violence and abuse, or for those who find themselves in a housing crisis.
Last year alone Action Homeless provided emergency housing and specialist support to over 400 people across the City and County. In creating this partnership, Fosse Park will now be working tirelessly to drive both awareness and much-needed funds for the charity.
Action Homeless is an organisation, Adrian Young - Fosse Park centre manager - feels extremely passionate about. Last Christmas he staged his very own sit out to help raise its profile as well as encourage donations. He said: “I was originally inspired to do this as I saw it as a fantastic opportunity in which to talk to members of the community about homelessness”.
“We are now thrilled to be able to cement our relationship with Action Homeless. As a high-profile shopping destination in both Leicester and the surrounding area we want to do everything we can to assist the charity in the incredible ongoing work they do within the local community.
“Our shoppers are always so generous, and I know they will be fully behind “Make a House a Home”. We now look forward to raising as much as we can for this deserving organisation.”
Mark Grant, CEO of Action Homeless, added: “We are extremely grateful for the support of Fosse Park and the commitment they have shown in highlighting the plight of the those who are forced to seek refuge. Every penny given by their shoppers to the “Make a House a Home” initiative will go directly to helping to get someone into a safe and secure place to live”.
Action Homeless’ approach to tackling homelessness goes beyond providing a roof. Everyone who walks through its front doors has access to a wide range of services which aim to tackle the causes and consequences of their homelessness. Its team of experts, staff and volunteers work hard to ensure people leave the charity with somewhere to call home and the skills and means to maintain their independence.
Every pound raised for the campaign will go towards the following:
- £10 pays for an emergency pack of toiletries to make families more comfortable in their first night at the refuge.
- £30 pays for a week’s worth of food for a family in crisis.
- £50 pays for a school uniform, shoes and school bag for children who’ve had to move schools.
- £100 pays for school essential supplies for a new born baby.
- £250 pays for a start-up home kit for a family moving on from the refuge.
Click here to donate now.