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Help a young homeless person this Christmas

Gary Hart December 6, 2015

Give some Love in a Box and make a young homeless person happy this Christmas.


A local charity is asking people to make up a shoebox of Christmas gifts for young people living in supported housing projects across Brighton & Hove.

Christmas can be a lonely time for young people living in supported housing. This is why YMCA DownsLink Group (YMCA DLG) is asking the local community to get involved and help give their young residents a very special Christmas.

The aim of the ‘Love in a Box’ appeal is to ensure that every young person living in YMCA DLG supported housing projects has a present to open on Christmas morning. For many of the young people this will be the only thing they receive.

To take part fill a shoebox (or any other box) with small gifts for either a boy or a girl (please write on your box if it’s for a girl, a boy or unisex).

Some ideas of what to put in the box include: toiletries, make-up, DVD’s, jewellery, sweets and chocolates, socks, gloves, woollen hats, scarves, small games and gadgets, board games, mugs, stationery, clothes, books, comics, alarm clocks, vouchers.

The boxes should be dropped off or sent to:
YMCA DLG head office at Reed House,
47 Church Road, Hove BN3 2BE.

Please deliver all boxes by Monday, December 20.

To support the appeal by making a donation, click here: