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Christmas Collection

Our Christmas Collection!

Soroptimist East London is leading a Christmas collection of hats and gloves for some of the capital’s most vulnerable women. As the temperature drops, we’re spearheading the appeal to help women supported by the Door of Hope project in Tower Hamlets. The Door of Hope project, run by charity Beyond The Streets, carries out outreach to women selling survival sex, many of whom are homeless, and offers support to leave prostitution.

The appeal is already proving popular. We’ve received donations from across east London and further afield. Local community organisations including St Margaret’s House are also lending their support.

Soroptimist East London collecting hats & gloves for Beyond the Streets

Why this Christmas collection?

Club President Nathalia says: “We’re delighted to help out with this appeal each year. It’s a simple and really practical way of helping local women in real need. One of our club members is training to be an outreach volunteer with Door of Hope, so any donations will go directly to the women in need this winter.”

How can you help?

Want to help? You can send hats and gloves (new/used, but clean) to Beyond The Streets, Room 4, 305 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9LH. Please don’t send other items.

And, to find out more about Door of Hope click here!

Interested to learn more about Soroptimist East London?

Soroptimist East London is a women’s organisation committed to empowering women for positive change and sustainable development in East London and around the world. We do it through volunteering, mentoring and advocacy and work in partnership with other organisations and Soroptimist clubs near and far. Members come from a wide range of professional backgrounds and live, work or have personal connections to East London. We’re part of Soroptimist International a worldwide women’s volunteer organisation with clubs in 121 countries around the world and consultative status at the United Nations.

You can find out more about what we do and how we do it by reading our blog “What Does Soroptimist East London Do?” and check out the rest of our website too!

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