Around 3 in 5 homes in our region have poor energy efficiency ratings (Citation: ONS). The combination of rising fuel poverty and the continuing high prices mean that many are simply unable to heat their homes. These conditions are affecting a wide range of people in the community from those who are living alone to entire familes who are struggling to stay warm.
As energy prices rise again in January 2024, we are teaming up with YorkMix to provide warm items of clothing to help those in need stay warm at times when it is too hard to heat the home. The campaign will run for 6 weeks and we aim to collect and distribute as much clothing as we can in the York/Selby/Malton region via suitable charity distribution points.
We are seeking anyone who is able to donate any of the following items (either used but in good condition or unwanted Christmas gifts) to either drop them off with us or drop them off at Asda at Monks Cross. Any size is accepted as we aim to collect clothing for children and adults if possible.
- Winter Hats
- Thick Socks
- Thermal Clothing
Please label “Wrap Up Winter” and send to: Yorkshire Profiles Ltd, Unit 6A Hessay Industrial Estate, Hessay, York, YO26 8LE or donate at the Asda Monks Cross collection point.
If you are unable to donate any clothing, it would be helpful for the campaign if you could spread awareness by sharing this link. The more clothing we can collect, the sooner we can get it distributed during cold weather.