For the season of goodwill, ‘Hoodies for the Homeless’ is supporting Crisis, the national charity for homeless people, with a limited-edition hoodie, benefiting people experiencing homelessness.
For each hoodie purchased, another hoodie or warm item of clothing will be gifted to a homeless Londoner on your behalf. There are *8,855-displaced individuals living on London’s streets.
Available in grey, black and white, the hoodie is available in five sizes, ranging from XS through to 2XL. Designed by Jack Morgan, the artwork features two hands outstretched to symbolise unity. Retailing at £35, hoodies are now available now at: https://www.hoodiesforthehomeless.co.uk/
Hector Hughes, founder of Hoodies for the Homeless, said: “Anyone who lives in the capital knows how acute the homeless issue is, highlighted even more during the festive season. Inspired to help in some small way, ‘Hoodies for the Homeless’ is a charitable way to buy a thoughtful gift and make a difference at the same time. The ‘buy one give one’ concept is especially popular this time of year.
“We’re also very grateful to Crisis for helping us reach London’s homeless community. It’s a timely reminder of their incredible work, not just at Christmas, but all-year round.”
Richard Lee, Crisis’ director of fundraising, said: “At Crisis, we are committed to ending homelessness for good. In a society like ours, it’s outrageous that anyone is still forced to sleep on the streets, especially when the temperatures start to drop and conditions can be deadly. This is an innovative scheme and we appreciate the support for people experiencing homelessness.”
In keeping with the sustainable theme, each gender-universal hoodie is made from 100 per cent recycled materials, including recycled organic cotton (60 per cent) and polyester fibres from recycled plastic bottles (40%).
*CHAIN figures on number of people sleeping rough in London in 2018
Hoodies should be purchased by 15 December, to allow Crisis enough time for distribution. All hoodies purchased by this date, will also receive a certificate in time for Christmas. Hoodies are made to order and will be dispatched to customers in early 2020.
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