We’re pleased to announce that once again, we’ll be holding our #ThoughtfulSteps charity socks campaign this winter. For every pair of socks
purchased on our website
in December, we are donating a pair to the British Red Cross
. The socks will be sent to their Hackney Destitution Resource Centre, who support asylum seekers and refugees across London.
#ThoughtfulSteps charity socks: buy a pair this December and we’ll donate a pair
That’s right, if you buy a pair of socks
from us this December, you’re donating to refugees and asylum seekers in need. What better reason to treat yourself or your loved ones?
Thought’s founder, John says, “We are always looking for ways to support important causes and we’re delighted to be working with the British Red Cross
this December, in their mission to help refugees and asylum seekers access essential services and adapt to life in a new country.”
About the British Red Cross’s Hackney Centre
The British Red Cross’s Hackney Destitution Service supports destitute asylum seekers and refugees across London. Their beneficiaries come from a range of countries - many are from Eritrea, the DRC, Nigeria, and other countries such as Iran and Pakistan. The people that they care for are receiving very minimal, or no support and are often homeless or living in temporary shelters.
The centre distribute 200-250 food parcels a week to individuals and families, and once a month they distribute hygiene packs. As well as these items, they give nappies, clothing and other items that are received through donations. The centre offers breakfast and a hot lunch, laundry, showers as well as a safe space to relax. Alongside this support, they run a range of activities which are both skills-based or social.
Gloria from the British Red Cross’s Hackney Centre says, “We would like to thank you so much for your kind and generous donation. These socks will be warmly received by our beneficiaries, especially in these cold winter months. Many of our beneficiaries are reliant on charities and friends for support and so are often not able to afford to buy new items. This donation will mean that each person will be able to receive something which is really essential and is also new. Our deepest thanks to you all!”
Buy, donate and share
Buy and donate in one go here
Help spread the word by showing us how you wear your Thought socks (don’t forget to use our hashtag #ThoughtfulSteps)! We’ll be sharing our favourite photos on our Instagram