Charity donation boxes at North Notts College

Supporting Local Charities

30 November 2023

Throughout December, North Notts College is collecting donations in support of Hope Community Services, Thornberry Animal Sanctuary, and Bassetlaw Food Bank. As winter begins, these charities are especially seeking support to aid those in need during the cold months ahead.

Three large boxes will be located at the main reception, where staff, students, and members of the public can drop off their unwanted items. Each box will be labelled with the charity’s name and a list detailing the items accepted.

Leading the campaign is Student Support, a team at North Notts College that helps improve student learning experiences through extracurricular activities, voluntary work, and social action campaigns like this one. They also arrange guest speakers and workshops supporting personal development, continuously looking for new ways to improve their learning journey.

Hope Community Services

Hope Community Services runs the only 24/7 direct access emergency hostel in Nottinghamshire, called Hope House. The house can support up to 22 homeless people in crisis at any one time. They also run three properties known as “move on” homes, designed to provide homeless people with stepping stones between homelessness and independent living.

Donations accepted are as follows:

  • Milk, sugar, coffee, tea bags, fresh meat, fresh fruit, and fresh vegetables
  • Face masks, toothbrushes and toothpaste, razors and shaving foam, shampoo and shower gel, hairbrushes and combs
  • Men’s socks and underwear (new), women’s socks and underwear (new), and washable face masks
  • Washing powder, cleaning products, disposable latex gloves, toilet rolls, and baking trays

Thornberry Animal Sanctuary

Founded in 1988, Thornberry Animal Sanctuary is a charity dedicated to rescuing and rehoming pets that have been abandoned, mistreated, or neglected. Their mission is to provide a haven for these animals while working towards their rehabilitation and finding them loving forever homes.

Donations accepted are as follows:

  • Clothing, shoes, bags, and accessories
  • CD’s, DVD’s, and records
  • Children’s clothing, toys, and books
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Books
  • Unopened toiletries (in date)
  • Animal toys, food, treats, and bedding
  • New or nearly new duvet covers, sheets, blankets, curtains, towels, and cushions

Bassetlaw Food Bank

Founded in 2012, Bassetlaw Food Bank was conceived as a response to growing food insecurity throughout the region. The hub supplies emergency food parcels to individuals and families in need, with 2304 households supported during 2022 alone.

Donations accepted are as follows:

  • Tinned meats (hot and cold)
  • Tinned fruit
  • Other fish (not tuna)
  • Toilet roll
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Laundry pods, and washing up liquid
  • Deodorant (female and male)
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