If, like me, you are in the process of throwing away old and unwanted items in time for a house move (or even just to make room for new Christmas items) please consider donating rather than sending to the rubbish dump.
NOAH Enterprise in Luton is an excellent example of a charity who would be extremely grateful for your unwanted items.
Here is what they do:
NOAH takes a holistic approach to homelessness and exclusion and no matter which service a person comes to first they are encouraged to make use of as many areas of NOAH as necessary to enable them to reach their potential.
Welfare, Advice and Outreach
Welfare services are at the heart of NOAH. It is through their welfare and outreach services that people most often have their initial contact with NOAH. Services include:
- Day centre
- Resettlement and benefits advice
- Drug and alcohol support
- Hot meals
- Outreach support to help vulnerable people struggling to cope in their own homes
The Welfare Centre is open 365 days a year and is used by over 1,000 people. An additional 60 people are supported at any one time through their outreach work.
I think it is wonderful that services like this exist, and that small donations of items, money or time can mean that you get to a pay a small part in helping someone. Please take a look at their website www.noahenterprise.org for more information and to see how you could help too.