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Frequently Asked Questions

Why backpacks?

There are many vulnerable people sleeping on our streets who – for various reasons – do not or cannot seek help from shelters or other places dedicated to helping the homeless. In these circumstances, there are many items that these individuals do not have access to – especially items that will help them to get through the winter.

Our backpacks contain many such items and the packs themselves allow the recipients to keep the contents together and safe, especially if they need to move location.

How much does each backpack cost?

The cost of The Care Pack differs based on the number of packs we put together and the ability of suppliers to supply items at discount or at cost. The approximate cost per Care Pack this year was £40-50. Our growth plan includes partnering up with regular suppliers and to bring the cost of the packs down with larger orders, so a £50 donation this year would cover the cost of at least one Care Pack next year.

How can I volunteer?

Any offers of volunteering are greatly appreciated, especially at this busy time of year.

We have now teamed up with Crisis who will be helping us to distribute the Care Packs. The backpacks will be put together on 14th December and distributed thereafter. If you would like to volunteer, please get in touch by emailing us at

How can I donate?

Donating is very simple and hugely appreciated. Please click on our JustGiving page!

Can I get involved for next year?

We are always looking for people who can help! Aside from monetary donations, our biggest obstacle is sourcing suppliers who will partner with us to keep the cost of each Care Pack as low as possible. If you would like to help then please email us.

What is inside each Care Pack?

When putting together the Care Pack, we consider the items that will make most impact not just in terms of survival but also for psychological wellbeing. We believe in the right to dignity and that especially at this time of year, small things such as deodorant and lip balm help to lift the spirits of someone who is going through an incredibly difficult time.

This year, The Care Pack includes:

– Blanket
– Drawstring Bag
– Duct Tape
– Flashlight
– Hand Warmers
– Inflatable Neck Pillow
– Matches
– Ponchos
– Sleeping Bag
– Socks
– Thermal Flask
– Thermal Gloves
– Thermal Long Johns
– Thermal Vest
– Towel
– Body Wash
– Cotton Buds
– Ear Plugs
– Floss
– Hand and Body Lotion
– Hand Mirror and Comb
– Hand Sanitiser
– Lip Balm
– Mini First Aid Kit
– Nail Clippers
– Nail Kit
– Paper Pad and Pen
– Shampoo
– Shaving Gel
– Sleep Mask
– Stick Deodorant
– Tissues
– Toothbrush
– Toothpaste
– Wet Wipes
– Whistle

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