CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – September 2020/Rev 5
Porch Boxes are still continuing to work hard to provide Crisis Packs during this difficult time, working with their regular local agencies, Social Services, Health Visitors, GP’s etc. to identify the areas of need.
A good majority of the regular, often weekly, donations are normally received from either churches or schools or from the donation boxes in various Supermarkets around the borough. Of course, many churches are still closed however some are now thankfully re-opening, and schools are now opening.
This being the case we may now find a gradual increase in donated products via churches and schools.
We are therefore suggesting that, until all churches are open residents in the borough, if their local church is still closed, continue to deliver their gifts into the donation box at their nearest named Supermarket (or Garden Bins in Tottington, Woolfold, Greenmount & Holcombe Brook)
Details of Supermarkets who currently have a donation box and the Garden Bins are shown below:
DONATION POINTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
(Supermarkets & Garden Bins)
Radcliffe, Pilsworth & Bury
Whitefield & Ramsbottom
33 Holthouse Rd
14 Thirsk Close
31 Greenheys Cr
39 Carwood Hey
Also, we are having a harvest event at Tottington Centre (library) tomorrow morning
I have been asked a few times if we would like supermarket bag donations. We are very grateful for the bags for life that Tesco & other supermarkets were delivering groceries in but anything lighter than that is too flimsy I am afraid. Please can you also give a big Thankyou to all the people who continue to donate locally. Their generosity is truly amazing.