Tuesday, 30 October 2012

GAiN´s Winter Campaign for the Homeless

The statistics and the most recent headcount tell us that there are, at the moment, a total of 3,175 people living on the streets of Barcelona due to a lack of resources and/or personal struggles. This reality becomes even more complicated with winter´s arrival since the cold is one of the factors that makes living on the street so difficult for the homeless.

Most recently, GAiN has designed a winter campaign that consists of collecting and delivering items that, in one way or other, help to soothe the suffering of those who are homeless in Barcelona. The campaign is focusing its efforts on the collection and delivery of the following items which help combat the cold:

-fleece pullovers
-gloves and wool hats
-sleeping bags

The goal is to collect items for a minimum of 200 people.

The collection of these items will take place, free of charge, thanks to the business, RGT Mensajeros (Delivery) which has partnered in solidarity for this cause.

You too can partner with this campaign individually by donating some or all of these items. Another way to partner is to promote this campaign in your neighborhood, church, among your circle of friends, at your university or high school so that others also have the chance to participate.

For more information, please contact Ruben River, the campaign direcotr, by email: ruben.rivera@gain.org.es. He will get you all the information you need including brochures and posters for the campaign.

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me....The King will reply, ´I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.´" --Matthew 25:35-36, 40

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