Sunday, 10 November 2019

Your old coat could help the homeless this winter

Wrap Up London

Do you have any old or unwanted coats that you no longer need or wear? Instead of throwing them out, you could donate them to someone who could really use a coat to keep warm, especially during the coldest time of the year. I have been through my winter clothes and have already donated jumpers and other such clothes to a few local homeless shelters, but coats are just as important and I am sure everyone reading this will have at least one coat hanging on the back of their door/wardrobe or coat hook that you no longer wear.

CollectPlus is proud to support the Wrap Up 2019 campaign for the fifth year running, in the following locations: London, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, and Bath. This gives everyone a chance to donate to those in need, no matter where you are. You can read more about the charity's important work here.

How it works

Donating a coat with CollectPlus is easy, simply package up your coat securely, download and attach a label from the CollectPlus site, and drop it off to your nearest CollectPlus Point and there is over 7,000 to choose from. To download a label for the Wrap Up location you would like to support and send your coat too, using the links above for London, Manchester, Bath, Cardiff and Birmingham.

London Tube Drops

If you want to take your coat(s) to somewhere a little closer to your route to work, then there are six London tube stations to do that from Monday 11th – Wednesday 13th November 2019 (7am – 11am). Look for signs throughout the six stations and keep checking @WrapUpLondon to find out more information on the day.
  • Canary Wharf - Find us at the bottom of the main escalators into the station (opposite Reuters). Our spot is in front of a pillar.
  • Kings Cross - Find us at the north entrance to the tube station off Pancras Road, in the Northern Ticket Hall.
  • Liverpool Street - Find us inside the London Underground entrance next to Costa Coffee and behind the NatWest ATMs. (Closest entrance on Liverpool Street)
  • London Bridge - Find us by the main pillar in the middle of the tube station foyer. We are opposite the Jubilee Line gates.
  • Victoria - Find us at the bottom of the stairs by the underground entrance (use one of the “original” entrances just outside the main station)
  • Waterloo - Find us at the entrance to the Jubilee line off Waterloo Road or down the escalator opposite platform 5 in the main station. Take a left and you'll find us by Lola's Cupcakes.
As this is a charity there is a whole host of other ways that you can help too and the information is all online.

Having decided to donate your coat or coats, I am sure you are wondering where they go and what Wrap Up does with them?

Where do the coats go? 

Coats donated to Wrap Up London and other cities such as Cardiff and Birmingham go directly to people who struggle to keep warm during the winter months. Coats are distributed via homeless shelters, refugee centres, organisations supporting the elderly, women’s refuges, children’s centres and other charities helping people in crisis. The number of coats our beneficiaries receive is based on the number they request and the amount the campaign manages to collect.

I hope you can find a coat or two to help Wrap Up with their campaign across the UK, it is such a wonderful charity and I am glad to have been able to donate two of mine.

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