During the winter of 2016 I used money I would of used to purchase Christmas presents to instead purchase useful items such as toiletries and thermal clothing. I packaged these items up in a freezer bag and gave them out to people living on the streets of London. That year I made 150 basic survival kits that were delivered across the streets of London one November evening. This was the start of Winter Streets Project.
With £120 I made 150 basic Survival Kits, which contained a hat, gloves, socks, toothpaste, a toothbrush and a lip balm.
Last winter (2017) I raised awareness by fundraising and collecting donations in the form of items and/or money to create 462 survival kits full of toiletries, thermal clothing, rain macs, food, first aid items and stamped postcards and pens. Each kit contained 15 useful items to help someone living on the streets during the winter months. These 462 kits were delivered across London, Watford, Croydon, Chichester, Brighton, Portsmouth Southampton and Winchester.
This winter we have successfully created 750 survival kits and have reached the following places, across London, Watford, Croydon, Woking, Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Southampton, Bright and Hove, Bristol, Bath, Salisbury, Winchester, Oxford, Bournemouth and Birmingham. The 2018 kits had the following items.
The 2019 Survival Kits:
Recycled Drawstring Bag
First Aid Items
We have begun prepping for winter 2019 and have plans of more kits or distributing to more towns and cities. We look forward to seeing what Winter Streets Project can do in 2019.
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