It’s pants on the streets

It is the small things that can make a big difference to people on the streets. Hayley from University of Portsmouth Global Office is supporting the homeless in the city one initiative at a time. Before Christmas, she organised a Reverse Advent calendar event that saw departments across the University come together to give a little something to people who have nothing. These donations were delivered to two homeless charities in the city – Two Saints and Lifehouse.

This Easter she’s after pants! Following the success of the Reverse Advent Calendar Hayley got in touch with the Lifehouse to ask what it is they really need and they replied – PANTS!

They never have enough to give out, especially men’s medium stretch boxer shorts. Clean dry underwear can make a huge difference to people’s physical and mental wellbeing so it was an easy decision as to what to do next.

Can you help? We are collecting packs of men’s pants between 19—29 March in the UoP Global Office, Nuffield Centre, 1st Floor and will distribute them in time for Easter.

It may be random and very specific but you can help make a difference to a person on the street. Ask Hayley for the poster and help spread the word! Just like Christmas Jumper Day and the Reverse Advent Calendar Hayley hopes this will connect people in their teams and across departments by bringing them together to make a difference.

You can email hayley.wheeler@port.ac.uk for more information about ‘pants on the streets’ and find out more about the Lifehouse at www.lifehouse.org.uk.

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