Residents donate 3.5 tonnes of clothing and 300kg of food

July 04, 2017
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In partnership with the Salvation Army Trading Company and local charities across the country, we have donated over 3.5 tonnes of clothing and 300kg of food as part of our end of year campaign ‘Donate, Don’t Dump’ which ran from May to July.

Each village set up a donation station, where our residents could leave unwanted food, instead of throwing it away. This resulted in over 300kg of food donated to over 16 local charities that support people in need.

Additionally, the residents were encouraged to donate clothing and shoes through Salvation Army collection banks, that are at most of our village sites, preventing them from ending up in landfill. This resulted in over 3.5 tonnes of clothing donated in just two months, which adds to the eight tonnes donated since the beginning of the 2016/17 academic year (equal to £2,000 in monetary value or 200 beds provided to the homeless).

Dave Green, from the Salvation Army Trading Company, said: The Salvation Army are delighted that the staff and residents at Campus Living Villages have chosen to support our charity; they have really gotten behind the campaign and the increase in the level of donations this year is fantastic to see! We’d like to thank all who have donated for their ongoing support – the money raised through donations like these has a huge impact on the lives of those supported by The Salvation Army. Thank you.

Sabrina Chiaretti, UK Sustainability Officer commented: We always strive to make a positive impact on the communities that surround our villages and to partner with organisations that enable our residents to make a positive difference. Through our partnership with the Salvation Army and with local charities, our residents have the chance to support those less fortunate and it’s great to see the impact that they have had this year.

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