What do we do?
Starter Packs aim to respond positively to help the homeless and people in need. Supported by local Churches, Starter Packs works in partnership with various organisations including CATH ( Churches Action for The Homeless).
Starter Packs help individuals and families on low incomes who have been given the tenancy of a house or flat but who don’t have access to basic household goods. We make up packs of household goods to give people a positive start to their new home lives. We supply everything that contributes to a comfortable home from crockery and bed linen to cleaning materials and toiletries. In the main these items have been donated to us by members of the local community. Someone can always use what you no longer need and it’s always worth donating to help improve someone’s quality of life.
What can we take?
Crockery • Cutlery • Pots • Saucepans/Frying Pans • Casserole Dishes • Kitchen Utensils • Bedspeads/Blankets • Bed Linen • Duvets (all sizes) • Duvet Covers (all sizes) • Sheets & Pillow Cases (all sizes) • Pillows • Curtains • Towels & Teatowels • Children’s Bedding • Storage Type Plastic Boxes
In fact, anything that helps make a house a home!
We need items that are in good working order and re-useable.
Very often it is the simple things like toilet roll, washing-up liquid, polish and other cleaning items that we can’t get hold of. So, the next time you are doing your shopping, why not go for that buy one-get one free offer and donate the spare item to someone who really needs it!
Bed linen and curtains are always in demand. We often get requests to help families with children and babies. It’s great to be able to match items to suit different age groups and specific needs. So, if you are planning a bedroom make-over, don’t throw your old linen away, launder it and pass it to someone who can put it to good use.