Burnley FC In the Community are proud to have delivered over 200 shoeboxes through Moor for your Future’s Shoebox Appeal.
BFCitC’s Moor for your Future group teamed up with Church on the Street Ministries to deliver the project, which will provide some Festive cheer to those who need it the most across Burnley, East Lancashire, and West Yorkshire.
Christmas is a special time of year, but it can also be a difficult period for many people and families within our community, especially throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
All the Shoeboxes were donated to Church on the Street Ministries, a local charity set up to help the homeless in Burnley and the surrounding areas.
Items in the shoeboxes included winter clothing, toiletries and sanitary products, shampoo and body wash, toys and confectionery.
Church on the Street Ministries was formed in March 2019 by Pastor Mick Fleming, together with David and Mary Hirst, started to help the homeless in Burnley, which eventually led to a church being set up the town at Gannow Community Centre, as well Barnoldswick.
The organisation is passionate about helping others, through social welfare and tackling injustice.
They provide Foodbank donations and deliveries, hot meal services to the homeless, critical service support, home schooling packs, plus much more.
Hayley Barsby, Employability Advisor at BFCitC, said: “I’m really proud of our participants and what they have achieved, 200 shoeboxes created as well as presents for young children. Doing the shoebox appeal has really helped them understand how important it is to give back to others and they should be proud of themselves for working so hard.
“Working with Church on the Street has helped to reinforce their understanding of what poverty is and what steps they can take to help, which is why they chose to do the shoebox appeal. Hopefully the gifts will create some smiles this Christmas for those less fortunate.”
To find more about Church on the Street Ministries, please visit: https://www.cots-ministries.com/