Sovini Staff donate to the Whitechapel Centre
Published by haydow for Sovini in Communities and also in Care and Support, Housing
Staff and Apprentices from Sovini with Ruth from the Whitechapel Centre
In the run up to the winter season, Sovini staff in Merseyside have been collecting warm coats and clothing to donate to the Whitechapel Centre – the leading homeless charity for the Liverpool region.
The project, led by the Sovini Customer Empowerment Team, saw over 340 garments collected, most were unworn items, previously part of the uniform for One Vision Housing employees; as well as fleeces, hat, gloves, thermal underwear and outerwear.
The company took this opportunity to teach apprentices about being socially responsible. They involved them in the collection and organisation of the garments, and introduced them to Ruth McCaughley, from the Whitechapel Centre, who spoke to them about the massive homeless issues ongoing in Liverpool; raising their awareness and knowledge.
Customer Empowerment Manager, Ann Owens, said: “We have worked with the award-winning Whitechapel Centre for three years now, and this year’s collection has been better than ever. I think this is because we have continually raised their awareness of the homeless issues people are facing.
“We have a great relationship with the Whitechapel Centre and intend on working with them even more in the future.”
Fundraising Manager, Ruth McCaughley, said: “We’re extremely grateful to Sovini for all their support. This huge donation of clothing is certain to be snapped up in no time; helping to keep many warm this winter.”
The Whitechapel Centre works with people who are sleeping rough, living in hostels or struggling to manage their accommodation. They are committed to helping people find and maintain a home and learn the life skills essential for independent living.