The project, led by the Sovini Customer Empowerment Team, saw over 340 garments collected, most were unworn items, previously part of the uniform for One Vision Housing employees; as well as fleeces, hat, gloves, thermal underwear and outerwear.
The company took the opportunity to teach apprentices about being socially responsible. They involved them in the collection and organisation of the garments, and introduced them to Ruth McCaughley, from the Whitechapel Centre, who spoke to them about the homeless issues ongoing in Liverpool; raising their awareness and knowledge.
Customer Empowerment Manager, Ann Owens, said: “We have worked with the award-winning Whitechapel Centre for three years now, and this year’s collection has been better than ever. I think this is because we have continually raised their awareness of the homeless issues people are facing. We have a great relationship with the Whitechapel Centre and intend on working with them even more in the future.”
Fundraising Manager, Ruth McCaughley, said: “We’re extremely grateful to Sovini for all their support. This huge donation of clothing is certain to be snapped up in no time; helping to keep many warm this winter.”