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RAPS is supporting the Mansfield Christmas Shoe box appeal

Every Christmas, homeless people not only have to deal with the fact that they are homeless as well as other issues, but also have to deal with the “happy” part of the year, sometimes alone.

This year, I am appealing to YOU to give a small gift and a bit of hope to a homeless person in Mansfield and surrounding areas.

I ask please that you decorate a shoebox for either a male or female (adults) and include items such as:
– Gloves
– Socks
– Toothpaste / brush
– Deodorants
– Razors
– Shaving foam
– Shower Gel
– Shampoo
– Sweets
– Biscuits
– Chocolate
– Drink Sachets
– Cup a soups
– Pot Noodles
– Magazine

– and anything else that you can think of – no alcohol please.

I also ask that you include a Christmas Card in each box.

Some homeless people have dogs…I also want to provide some doggy boxes for their pets this Christmas.Here are some suggestions- any or all of the following:
– tinned/sachet food- this is a key ingredient which goes very quickly.
– bowl
– fleece blanket (fleece stays warm even when wet, so fleece is much better than a knitted blanket or quilt)
– lead/collar
– toys
– treats
– coat/waterproof
– vitamin tablets/drops
– dental treats
– poo bags
– flea treatment
– worming pills
– doggy toothbrush/ toothpaste

All the boxes will then be taken and given to the people that need them before Christmas Day. Items can be handed to REAL staff or left at one of our Schools / Hubs / workshops or bases


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