As Christmas approaches once again, local charity Footprints in the Community wants to thank the community of Redcar and surrounding areas for their support during 2022.
Footprints in the Community started in 2011 and now runs a number of projects from their offices at 10 Queen Street in Redcar, each of which aims to reduce poverty and isolation and improve health and wellbeing, in Redcar and the surrounding area.
In January 2023 the charity will reach a significant milestone of 10 years as a registered charity and in that time demand for its projects and the number of clients and members it supports has grown each year. With many people worrying about the increased cost of living, especially over the long winter months, this demand is expected to continue to grow into the new year.
To help people over this difficult time, Footprints’ projects are currently appealing for donations of new (or nearly-new condition) hats, scarves, gloves and hot water bottles. And with Christmas fast-approaching, festive sweets and treats are also appreciated, alongside the usual food and toiletry essentials.
Ruth Fox (CEO of Footprints) said, “We want to thank the public for their generous support, as we know that these are difficult times for everyone. We have found an increasing number of local people are coming to us for help and we are expecting this demand to grow. During 2023 we will continue to look for new ways to support people struggling with poverty and isolation. Your generous donations during 2022 and into 2023 are vital to allow us to continue helping people in crisis in the Redcar area.”
If you would like to help Footprints support local people in need, donations of non-perishable food and toiletries are needed now more than ever. Any donations can be dropped off at 10 Queen Street in Redcar during office hours and there are foodbank donation points in most local supermarkets. Monetary donations are always appreciated as they allow items that are most needed to be purchased. Donations can be made at https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/20571