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The Invisibles Wish List Appeal

We are launching a campaign for the month of June for the most needed items of Men’s underwear,     socks and belts through our Amazon Wish list:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/ls/ref=aw_wl_ov_edit_notes?ie=UTF8&filter&lid=2HDMGVIHY2WD1&p=1&reveal=unpurchased&sort=priority

If you purchase a pack of men’s boxer shorts for example, they are delivered directly to our storage unit in Dalmarnock, then our Volunteers distribute them to the Charities and Outreach teams in Glasgow who are working to alleviate homelessness in our city.

We trialled the wish list earlier this year and it has been a tremendous success, through your generosity, organisations such as Destiny’s Angels, Glasgow Simon Community RSVP Hub , Salt and Light to name a few, were able to provide some of our most vulnerable in society with clean warm clothing and sleeping bags.

All of our stock of underwear, socks and belts has gone out to our most needy; therefore we need your help to see them through the next couple of months.

If you prefer to purchase said items elsewhere you can contact us for details of how to arrange delivery etc.

Thanks in Advance

The Invisibles

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The Invisibles And The Spirit Of Walfrid

We are delighted to be one of the good causes who will benefit from a share of the profits from The Spirit Of Walfrid fundraising album. The bands and tracklist look great. You can follow our friends @CelticNetwork15 for updates. The album will be released on 10/04/2015 and we hope it’s a great success.

Here’s some info:

The app comprises of:

  • Spirit of Walfrid media player
  • Information and links about our good causes
  • Information and links about the bands and Artists
  • Images supplied by Celtic supporters
  • All audio files

The good causes to benefit are:

  • The KANO Foundation
  • The Good Child Foundation
  • Life Cycle For Neuroblastoma
  • The Invisibles
  • Sean’s Trust

Band and Artists are:

  • Charlie And The Bhoys
  • The Wakes
  • Bible Code Sundays
  • Gary Óg And The Exiles
  • Paddy Ryan
  • Billy No’Well
  • Hutchy
  • Dusty Bhoy
  • Closure

Here is the tracklist

the songs

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Rucksack Appeal 2014

Gorbals Legal Aid, 72 Commercial Road, Twomax Rear Annex, Gorbals, Glasgow G5 0QZ

https://www.facebook.com/events/1530476353853688/

It’s simple to get involved ~ Go to your cupboards, wardrobes and local charity shops, get a cheap rucksack or holdall, fill it with any or all of the following items which are in a decent state of repair ~ sleeping bag, EMPTY flask, gloves, hat, scarf, fleece, t-shirts, warm clothing, waterproof jackets/disposable rain ponchos and new underwear, thermals & socks, Boots and shoes.

We also have requests for unopened toiletries such as deodorants, shower gels, shampoo, razors, shaving foam, soaps, toothbrushes, toothpaste (nothing opened or half used as it could be a potential issue re health and safety, hygiene and contamination).

♥ We also need to have a clear indication if it is male or female clothes so please tie a brightly coloured ribbon to all female bags.

♥ We can also bring food ~ tinned or dried only, which should be kept separate from the rucksacks and which will be distributed to food banks throughout the city and beyond if there is enough to go round.

Please DO NOT add any alcohol, money, drugs, pills, medication, vitamin pills to your rucksacks..and please NO TENTS ~ Thank you.

♥ ♥ ♥ MONEY DONATIONS ~ There have been a few more enquiries regarding money donations for the Rucksack Project. As we are not set up as a charity we are unable to accept money ourselves but anyone wishing to offer donations of money or to set up a monthly donation ~ here are the correct bank details for any Donations which can be paid into the bank account (details below). It is likely that the any money received via the rucksack project event will go towards setting up the winter shelters so that no one needs to sleep on the street this winter. It would be helpful if the words “Rucksack Appeal 2014” could be entered in the reference field – This will make it easier for donations to be identified and the donation allocate accordingly.

Account Name: Glasgow Simon Community

Account Number: 10194620

Sort Code: 83-07-06

Thanks for your support – it’s very much appreciated

♥ Please bring your bags to a venue still to be confirmed on Sunday 7th DECEMBER between 12am and 5pm. Our donations will be distributed by the appropriate agencies, including The Simon Community, Marie Trust, Lodging House Mission, City House Mission and Destiny Angels to name but a few….who will then offer to rough sleepers, homeless and vulnerable people in the hope that it will help their days be a little more bearable ♥ There are a couple of drop off points if you are unable to make it on 7th December. ~

♥ ♥ ♥ DROP OFF POINTS for Rucksacks ~ We have five drop off points so far for those who are unable to get to the event on 7th December ~ Thank you Oona, Bryan and Claire for getting involved again Please phone before you go to be sure there is someone available to take your donation… thank you ♥

♥ Tir Na Nog (Oona McFarlane)

The Stables

Balfunning,

Balfron Station

G63 0NF

telephone: 01360 449300

https://www.facebook.com/oonamcfarlane?fref=ts

♥ The Hall (Bryan Murrin and staff)

457 Sauchiehall Street,

Charing Cross,

Glasgow. G2 3LG

Telephone: 0141 352 7971

https://www.facebook.com/hall.glasgow 

♥ Caesars, (Claire Devlin)

Unit 6

Craiglinn Yard (near Broadwood Football Stadium) Cumbernauld

G68 9AA

phone 01236 729748 wed + thurs 10-5 and Fri + Sat 10-4

https://www.facebook.com/claire.devlin.735

 

♥ Twechar Healthy Living & Enterprise centre (Sandra Sutton)

St John’s Way

Main St

Twechar

G65 9 TA

Mon- Fri 9am -9pm Sat 9am-4pm Sun 9am -3pm

 

♥ Castlemilk Youth Complex (Charles Thomas Lang)

39 Ardencraig Road

Castlemilk

Glasgow

G45 9HE

Tel: 0141 630 0000

 

♥ MS Centre,

Campbell Street,

Lochgilphead,

Sat morn 29th Nov 10-12 or Monday to Friday 9-5 the following week

♥ ♥ ♥ VOLUNTEERS~ Volunteers required after the event to help Catherine from Marie Trust ~ if you have time to help please call her during office hours on 0141 221 0169 ~ Thank you ♥

♥ Many of these required items can be found in our own wardrobes or picked up cheaply at our local shops.

You may prefer to make a monetary donation to help instead of bringing a rucksack. Any money can be donated directly to an official fund which is currently being set up to help with Winter Shelters… the link for this will follow soon.

♥ Looking forward to another Wonderful show of Love from us All… Come On… Get Involved and Share some Love ♥

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Sleeping Bag Campaign Success.

Firstly let me thank everyone who helped in the sleeping bag campaign, the troops who attended TITP and donated their sleeping bags on their return, the volunteers who helped gather the sleeping bags.

The invisibles campaign has taken off with great gusto, even going as far as coverage from STV a special thanks to David Bateman who ran with the story, previous coverage from Ginny Clark at Westendreport.com.

What started off as a blog (rant) has become a reality…the group who run See the Invisibles are uber enthusiastic, I was appointed chairman but that position was give to me to keep me quiet, the group organise themselves and do it superbly, there is no leader required even though they have given me the title of a certain Korean dictator…I’m sure they are kidding…well I hope so .

Our first collection was at Easter by church of the Nazarene which was a success , the Wayside club being the beneficiaries, now the TITP collection was phenomenal nearly 1,000 sleeping bags collected and already some of them have been donated, the young folk who sometimes get a bad press really stood up to the plate and delivered the goods, the kids are alright…we had volunteers on Friday handing out leaflets to the troops heading up to Belado  and the way they engaged with us was great, we then went back to Buchanan bus station and the response was overwhelming, as I watched it all unfold I have to say it was very emotional .

I watched the story on STV’s Riverside programme and I will be honest and say I had a tear in my eye…to be honest I was greeting , then we had Eddie Toner on the later show( face for the radio), he put our cause across very well.

Let’s hope this is just the start of something big…I’m sure it is.
Once again a huge thanks everyone involved.

Dermot.

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T IN THE PARK APPEAL

GOING TO T IN THE PARK ?

Can you protect the

countryside AND help

the ihomeless ?

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Have a fantastic time – enjoy the music and enjoy the camping…..but see when it’s all over, please remember that some people sleep outside all the time.

If you were planning to dump your sleeping bag, could you consider brining it home ? We will arrange collection points at Buchanan street bus station on Sunday night and Monday morning. We will wash them and make sure they go to someone who needs them.

Thank you, enjoy yourself and come home safe.

Follow us and See The Invisibles @Invisiblesthe