Linden Homes is donating 50 fleeces and fleece-lined jackets to the Salvation Army in Uxbridge to help the homeless or people in need during Christmas.
The warm coats will be distributed by the charity as part of a store of lifeline packs it puts together which also contain, for example, a jumper, trousers, underwear, soap, toothpaste and food.
The first of the winter garments was handed over at the charity’s Cowley Road base in the town. This charity venture is all part of The Linden Homes Foundation, which aims to work with community projects up and down the country. As well as its commitment to local communities, The Foundation also supports people – from pioneering apprenticeships for young people, to showcasing the very best in training for its sales teams. Alongside this, Linden Homes’ passion for sustainability is underpinned by The Foundation – including the company’s work to make homes as energy efficient as possible.
Salvation Army community coordinator William Gaylor and Paul Burr, secretary to the divisional leaders, thanked Gareth Rondel, Linden Homes’ corporate responsibility manager.
William Gaylor said: "The Salvation Army has a long history of offering practical support to people who are vulnerable or in need, and is a place they can find help and care without judgment or prejudice.
“We're grateful to Linden Homes for this kind donation, which will help us provide a little extra warmth to those who have particular need during the colder winter months."
Gareth Rondel added: “It’s good to be able to help the Salvation Army carry out its valuable work, particularly at this time of year when amid the celebrations some people on the margins of our communities can be forgotten about.
“One of our core principles as a company and as part of The Linden Foundation is to go beyond building quality homes and to bring tangible benefits by investing in our communities. I hope this donation will make a difference to people this winter.”
21 December 2012
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