As part of the campaign, people were asked to decorate their boxes with a positive theme. The best box (pictured below) was produced by Joanna Anderson who was awarded a prize courtesy of the Myrtle Street Cooperative.
Thanks to the generosity of staff and students, almost 50 boxes were delivered to us, providing much needed resources to the wider Liverpool community.
"We are so grateful to the Student Advice and Wellbeing Team for coordinating this collection. We spoke to them about the things we were short of so it was all really useful donations which we have been able to use immediately. To be able to give a fresh pair of socks and some hot food to someone who has slept rough is a really important part of developing trust and building a relationship so that we can help further.
"In the past year we worked with over 2,250 people in Merseyside who needed our help but we couldn't do this without the wonderful support from organisations like LJMU and their staff and students."
The initiative also provided LJMU staff with the opportunity to see ‘behind the scenes’ at the Whitechapel Centre, they met the incredible staff and volunteers and were impressed by how much we accomplish.