On Monday 17 August 2020, GTDT held its first Community Clothes Rail event at the newly opened Phoenix Foundation, based in Duke Street, Liverpool city centre.
Due to the Covid pandemic, both GTDT and the Phoenix Foundation exercised high levels of safety, which included having our temperature taken on arrival, the wearing of face masks, hand sanitiser and social distancing were all put in place for everybody's safety.
GTDT donated some much needed clothing, shoes, toiletries, books and some food to the residents of the hostel.
The Phoenix Foundation is a men only hostel and at full capacity can support 25 residents, in doing so it takes 25 homeless men off the streets of Liverpool. The staff and residents were very happy to have GTDT's support and Jane, one of the support workers said "we are so very grateful for your kind donations".
I was quite touched to learn that The Phoenix Foundation run an outreach service 2 evenings a week to support other homeless people that are still living on the streets, and even have an onsite vet "Paws for the Poor" to help look after and treat any pet that may belong to either the residents of the Phoenix Foundation or those less fortunate still living on the streets.
Watch this space for updates as GTDT have arranged another event in the next couple of weeks.