Students have been asked to donate non-perishable food, warm clothing, and toiletries
By Josh Pizzuto-Pomaco
Do you have spare tins in your cupboard or unopened toiletries? The Aberdeen Law Project needs your help.
The student-run non-profit, which offers pro-bono legal advice and representation, recently launched its annual Christmas Donations Appeal.
Students are asked to donate non-perishable food items, winter clothing, and toiletries. The effort is headed up by members of the project’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Team (HART).
Items can be dropped off at donation points in Taylor C41 (Law Reception) or the Student Union. The deadline for donations is 15 December.
Everything that is collected will be donated to charities Aberdeen South Foodbank (TLC) and Cfine.
Christiana Cameron, HART project lead, told The Gaudie: “During the winter months, students will notice that the days are darker and significantly colder. For those experiencing homelessness this can make living without a home particularly difficult.
“Access to food and warm clothing is vital for everyone’s wellbeing, particularly for those living with very little. As students return home for the Winter Break, they may leave behind non-perishable foods or clothing that they are no longer in need of.
“Instead of going to waste at home or being discarded, these items could be incredibly useful to those who do not have the same access to resources as students.
“Donating to the Aberdeen Law Project’s Christmas Appeal is a valuable way students can help some of Aberdeen’s most vulnerable population. We are all part of the North East community, if you are able to give back to others within it, we can all contribute to making the winter months a little easier for our local community.”
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