We recently became aware of a local charity called The Clothing Bank that we at Glasshus Facades have chosen to partner with and offer our full support.
In these uncertain times, after meeting living expenses many families are struggling financially and have little funds left over to provide essential such as clothing for their families. The Clothing Bank was set up in January 2020 by two local women, who realised there was a need to support struggling families provide vital clothing for both themselves and their children. The charity also supports survivors of domestic abuse, who have run away from their family home without any possessions and now require support to start again and provide essential clothing for their young children.
The Clothing Bank distribute via referrals they receive through their Social Media and support organisations. They have a strong Facebook following of 26,000 people and they aim to provide seven days of clothing plus seven days of new underwear, each referral.
One of their recent cases was a mum of two children that was so desperate she told her children Santa wasn’t real as she didn’t know what else to do as she couldn’t afford to clothe them let alone buy toys. The Clothing Bank listened and reassured her she was a good mum and they would help.
As a local business we want to support this fantastic charity and help ease the pressure of families struggling financially at this time of year. Here at GHF, from week commencing 26th October until 4th December 2020 we will be collecting clothing, children’s toys, books, selection boxes, Christmas decorations and toiletries or if preferred, a financial donation. If you would like to contribute via GHF as opposed to directly to The Clothing Bank, please feel free to get in touch with Alison or Lisa in our Head Office on 01924890750.
Speaking about the Charity, Glasshus facades Managing Director, Liam Hourigan said “Nothing would make me prouder than to the see everyone at GHF, our clients, perspective clients, partners and associates get behind this charity and make a real difference to some of the country’s most desperately in need families this Christmas.”
“Any support you or your companies are able to offer will be gratefully received by Sally and Sharon.”
The Clothing Bank