Grammar School donates over 1200 items to Maidstone Homeless Day Centre -
Over the past two weeks, Oakwood Park Grammar School has
launched a Christmas Food Appeal to collect food items for those less fortunate
who use the Maidstone Homeless Day Centre. Armed with a team of `Elves` 12
Sixth Form students have been busy collecting food and toiletries and equipment
to donate to the charity. With the support of Ms Bevan we have collected over
The charity came to collect the items from the school and we
filled the van from top to bottom. The volunteers at the charity were
overwhelmed and said that this will keep them going for a long time.
Day Centre aims to provide, comfort and support to those facing homelessness.
In the run up to Christmas it is estimated that 90,000 families will be in
temporary accommodation; there will be 122,000 homeless children and 52,000
homeless young people. As a part of the `You Can Help` campaign, the items
collected will help ensure those facing or already homeless can enjoy this
festive period. After all, it is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in