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    Awards

    Welcome back to the Homeless Street Angels Blog! As you know from the last blog post about the Yorkshire Choice Awards, we had been nominated for Local Fundraiser of the Year and one of our younger volunteers was nominated for Young Achiever of the Year. One of our Co-Founders Becky Joyce was also nominated for Most Charitable woman of the year and the outstanding chairty award at Simply Ladies inc. Also last year Becky won Volunteer of the year at the Yorkshire Choice Awards! … … We won! … … Local Fundraiser of the Year – Homeless Street Angels At the Yorkshire choice Awards, Homeless Street Angels won the award…

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    An Average City Centre Thursday Night

    The days leading up to Thursday night On the week leading up to a Thursday night, there is lots of preparation to be done… First things first, we have lots of generous donations to go pick up from people. We then take these donations and sort them into different bags ready for Thursday nights. We use large IKEA bags to separate the categories of clothing such as women’s tops, men’s jeans, blankets, dog coats and lots more. On Wednesday night begins the prep of the meals, we take out around 100 meals a week, so that’s a lot of prep. The Day of Outreach Each Thursday we have lots of…

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    Yorkshire Choice Awards

    Last year, Becky Joyce, one of the directors of Homeless Street Angels was nominated and won the award for Volunteer of the Year at Yorkshire Choice Awards. This year as a charity we have been nominated for Local Fundraiser of the Year at the Yorkshire Choice Awards Also Becky’s daughter, Naomi Lister Joyce has been nominated for Young Acheiver of the year We would really appreciate if as many people could vote for both Homeless Street Angels and Naomi Lister Joyce in the Yorkshire Choice Awards. Simply follow the link below: https://www.yorkshirechoiceawards.co.uk/votehere

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    Santa Sack Appeal – On The Night

    To start the night, we had lots of amazing donations ready to sort and wrap for our homeless friends. From men’s and women’s gifts to lots and lots of chocolate!  We started by sorting all the donations into boxes of different categories: men’s, women’s, chocolate and hats, scarves and gloves. Throughout the night, people brought more and more donations so these boxes were nearly overflowing by the end of the night.  Small groups of people took a box each and began wrapping all the presents for our homeless friends.  The boxes of presents by the end of the night were full to the brim and ready to be transferred to the…

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    £5 Survival Bags

    Now that the winter months have arrived and the nights become colder, our homeless friends will continue to live on the streets until we can help them to their forever homes. At times through this winter, you will probably walk/past/cycle one of our homeless friends, and they will likely need a friendly hand at some point! If you want to help but don’t know how, here is a quick way you can help this winter, for under £5!  You can create a Survival Kit, to keep in your handbag, backpack, car or your desk at work! All you need is a zip-lock freezer bag and some of the below items……

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    Homeless Doggies

    So as many of you know, dogs are a man’s best friend… this is quite literal on the streets. As many of our homeless friends have doggie friends.  Every week when we go out to feed our homeless friends we also, take food and clothes out for their furry friends. We are always in need of dog food, treats and coats.  Although these canine companions often have a thick fur coat, they can also get cold living on the streets. A jumper, coat or blanket for a dog can keep them cosy and stop them from becoming poorly.  Watching the pups eat there food up is amazing they are always…

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    Santa Sack Appeal

    Last year at Christmas time we put together backpacks full of presents for our homeless friends to open on Christmas Eve. They were full of essentials such as toiletries, hand warmers, underwear and lots more, all individually wrapped so they had lots of presents to wake up to.  Over 100 rucksacks were filled on the night with items such as wipes, socks, toiletries, chocolate bars, scarves, and gloves. Each bag also had a slice of Christmas cake, a book, and a gift such as lip balm, hand warmers, torch or umbrellas – and every single item was wrapped up. On Christmas Eve, many volunteers turned up to hand out the rucksacks…

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    Why We Do What We Do

    So for our first post, we thought we would like to say why we enjoy and love what we do. We asked our city centre outreach team to tell us why they come out to help the homeless. Becky, one of the founders and directors of Homeless Street Angels said, “I love to make our friends on the streets know that they have someone who cares and someone to look out for them no matter what”. Michelle, our Head of City Centre Outreach said “I love to see their faces light up when I give them a cuddle. So many people just ignore them, a cuddle makes them feel human…