They need you. This is the title of our new blog post and much more. Yes, there are actually people who need your help, who need our help. For this reason, helpMadrid has decided to dedicate an entire post to this topic. This post will be different from the other ones; more serious, deeper and, why not, more important.
We can make the difference in people’s lives and we must do it. Every six months, helpMadrid raises social awareness among its tenants and invite them to donate all the old things that will not bring at home with them. There are homeless and people in need that will be extremely grateful for a pair of shoes, some soap or a warm blanket.
Make this people a nice Christmas gift. These items may signify very little to you, but may be vital for these people. Donate them a smile, donate them hope.
Our society need you. By helping these people, you will contribute to make our society less ignorant and more caring. They need hope, happiness; they need to know that they are not alone. You can do it with a simple act.
Who can donate?
Unfortunately, the capacity of our office is limited. Therefore, we have decided to direct this call only to our tenants. As you will leave our shared flats soon, you will certainly have spare soaps and other items that you will throw away.
What should you do?
It is time to go back home and, certainly, you have things you will not bring with you. When you do your check out, remember to bring to our office the items you do not need anymore. DO NOT THROW AWAY, DONATE!
What can you actually donate?
You can donate all the non-perishable things you have used during your stay. Here a short list with some items:
- Personal hygene products (soaps, shampoos, toothpaste, lotions, deodorants, etc.)
- Old clothes and shoes
- Bed clothes, blankets, pillows, duvets
We may have missed something, so feel free to donate other things that may be of great help for these people.
Where will we bring these items?
Once we have collected them in our office, we will donate them to two different institutions:
- An association in Alcalà de Henares that will distribute the items to the people in need.
- Imagina Màs, an association located in Chueca that works in three main areas: HIV and other STDs (sexually transmitted diseases), prostitution and social actions.
We will collect your items from now until the 30th December.
This post has been different and unique. helpMadrid look out for solidarity and sustainability, because we care about our society and our world. Do the same and donate!
We are waiting for you in our office.