Christmas is one of the loneliest times of the year for people living without shelter. Many have lost contact with their families, or are too embarrassed to admit their situation. They see us celebrating, shopping, enjoying life, walking past them, as if they are invisible.
Could you help us by printing a poster and putting it somewhere prominent?
To help bring some comfort and support to the homeless in Rome this year we are collecting shoe box gifts, containing all or some of the following (or please donate individual items from this list, and/or T-shirts, warm fleeces, track pants, pouches of Lucky Strike tobacco and Rizla papers). Boxes can be brought to Tiburtina station on Tuesday evenings, or contact us for more information.
CHRISTMAS SHOE BOX CONTENTS items listed in order of need:
- Men’s underwear (size L)
- Men’s socks
- Warm hats
- Razor and shaving foam
- Toothpaste and tooth brush
We would also like your used CELL PHONES. Please donate in an envelope or bag, with the Telecom provider’s name and pin number, if locked. We will do a factory re-set to wipe all data.