A homelessness outreach group is offering sleeping bags to anyone in need after receiving a huge donation out of the blue.
Streets Kitchen, based in London, announced on social media this week it had received 1,000 freshly laundered summer sleeping bags from Entrust, an outdoor education provider based in Staffordshire.
“Thanks to a MASSIVE donation from some scout groups we have hundreds of freshly laundered summer sleeping bags to share for FREE with any groups or individuals in need,” the group tweeted.
Streets Kitchen says it will be handing out to individuals and groups for free and urged those in need to get in touch while stocks lasted.
The extremely generous donation came as something of a surprise to Streets Kitchen. “It was completely out of the blue,” James Noake, a volunteer at Streets Kitchen, told the Big Issue.
“Someone just posted on a Facebook page I’m on that they wanted to donate 1,000 sleeping bags and were looking for recommendations of charities that would need them. I jumped on there and said I’d been involved in Streets Kitchen and offered to take them off their hands.”