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Winter Clothes and Food Collection for the Homeless
December 2019

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir helped BAPS Charities collect winter clothing and food for the homeless in December 2019 as part of its on-going commitment to serve the needy in the local community.

A variety of warm pieces of clothing – including jumpers, jackets and trousers – as well as a large collection of tinned food was deposited at The Swaminarayan School.

More than 3,500 individual garments were collected and distributed to Crisis, the “national charity for homeless people”. In addition, 800 cans of food were delivered to Brent Foodbank and Wembley Foodbank.

Bimal Chudasama, a donor for BAPS Charities, shared, “I am so pleased to be able to help the homeless in London. I can’t imagine what it must be like to spend these freezing nights out on the streets, cold and hungry. Anything we can do to help is a blessing.”

Oliver Macarenhas expressed his gratitude to BAPS Charites on behalf of Crisis. He said, “Your fantastic support will help a lot of our guests with much needed fresh clothes for the New Year and we very much appreciate your support.”

Michelle Laurence at Brent Foodbank added, “We are very grateful to receive the food cans from BAPS. This will ensure that people will not go hungry this Christmas!”

To learn more about Crisis and Brent Foodbank, please click the respective links.

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