When the cold weather started to draw in at the end of last year, APM staff member’s thoughts turned to the many homeless people around the Birmingham area that would be struggling this winter.
Our staff, Jonathan, Lynn and Lauraine, decided to start an initiative to collect winter coats that could be donated to the cause. With their hard work and team engagement, in a short time over 26 coats were collected, along with 11 scarves and 3 hats.
“We all have old coats at home that just sit in the cupboard and many we will never use again, so we thought why not donate them to those who really need them” explained Jonathan Skelly, APM Business Manager.
The donations were taken to the Salvation Army Homeless Shelter in Birmingham where they were gladly welcomed. There were around 420 people in the West Midlands that were sleeping rough in November, and the winter months are very hard to deal with. Donating coats and scarves can make a huge difference to these peoples lives whilst they find the help they need.
APM would like to give a massive thank you to all those who donated to the Salvation Army including one staff member who actually gave a coat they were wearing at the time!
If you would like to donate coats and scarves to the Salvation Army you can find your nearest clothing bank by entering in the following link salvationarmy.org.uk/map-page