Nationwide's Christmas gifts
18 November 2008
Nationwide employees across the UK are running a secret santa scheme with a twist this Christmas, by filling shoeboxes full of gifts for homeless families.
The building society is supporting Shelter’s ‘Homeless to Home’ in Bristol this year, a service for families, children and young people who are making the transition from homelessness to permanent housing.
Homeless to Home has a strong track record of working with homeless families throughout Bristol. Usually, families have lived in a succession of poor quality and disruptive temporary accommodation situations.
The service offers a support package that helps children and their families settle into a decent, secure and affordable permanent local authority or housing association home. It also helps children and young people settle into a home, school and community, through one-to-one support, group activities, trips, work with schools, and work with specialist services.
Thanks to Nationwide Building Society’s generous support, the service is able to deliver a range of initiatives, including Friday drop-in services and Saturday activity clubs.
Shelter’s account director Clare Davenport said; ‘It’s fantastic to have Nationwide’s support for our Bristol Homeless to Home service, which provides much-needed help to homeless families in the South West.
‘Nationwide’s Christmas shoeboxes will be a great addition to the service’s festive celebrations, and will bring some seasonal cheer to the families.
Thanks very much to all the employees who are taking part in the scheme.‘
Read more about the partnership between Shelter and Nationwide.
Find out how your business could support Shelter this Christmas.