New Beginnings Reading would like to say a very big thank you to Mat Parker from MyPack for making up and delivering all these back packs for street homeless people in Reading.
In late January 2019 MyPack began fundraising for a pilot scheme that would create initial batch of approximately 15 MyPacks. This target was exceeded and they were able to deliver 38 MyPacks to us at the Queens Arms.
The rucksack (to be kept by each recipient for their own continued use) contain:
- Shower gel / shampoo
- Deodorant (roll-on or stick)
- Alcohol free hand sanitiser
- Oral Care (toothbrush, toothpaste, alcohol free mouthwash)
- Female Hygiene Products
- Wet Wipes
- Waste Bags (Biodegradable)
- Hair Brushes / Combs
- Free hot drinks cards (stamped loyalty cards etc – where possible)
What a fantastic initiative! Thank you Mat and everyone who supported this wonderful project. We will ensure that they are given to the street homeless and our guests who come to stay at our All Night Cafe shelter for the homeless this weekend.