Barrow Teens are doing good for Homeless

Teenagers get a bad reputation. In movies, they grunt and rarely wear pants and care very little about people other than themselves. Emily McGrady and Emma Jones, both sixteen, are proving this isn’t true.

Nightstop is a national charity that provides a safe place, food and washing facilities for 16-25 year olds that are homeless or at risk of being on the streets.

Emily and Emma, both from Barrow, collectively decided to help the charity after the idea was brought up as part of their NCS and then unfortunately never picked up. Despite this, the girls have decided to help independently.

"Toiletry packs is something that our local Nightstop charity has never put together, this is why us teenagers have decided to put them together, with the help of the public. We are also here to show that teenagers aren't always the typical people hanging around in town and causing trouble, we are here to help those in need" said Emily. 

Homelessness happens for a variety of reasons and often these people own nothing, not even a toothbrush. Homeless girls and woman are particularly in need of toiletry packs as they do not have access to feminine hygiene products. By creating these packages, the girls will be giving those in need a little something to call their own as well as providing them with the products they desperately need. The packs will include: shampoo, conditioner, bar of soap/shower gel, face cloth, toothbrush, toothpaste, females sanitary products. 

Members of the public can get involved by collecting items and also giving cash donations. The drop off points are:

Inspira Office, Dalton Road, Barrow
Haddow Stoves, Ulverston
Or contact Emily McGrady via Facebook
All donations are hugely appreciated.

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