2 June 2016

Could you donate small items like video games or arts and crafts materials to help our young residents socialise and learn new skills?

Southwell Lodge is one of our supported housing projects in Crawley for young people aged 16 to 18. Many of the young people are at a time of crisis in their lives and have little or no support network outside of Southwell Lodge. We work with these young people to help them become more independent and learn to stand on their own two feet.

The staff at Southwell Lodge are looking at starting themed evening with activities so that the young people can engage in something positive and fun. The residents have put forwards some great ideas and the staff are now looking for donations of things to help make this happen.

The residents are keen to have gaming nights and although they have managed to source an Xbox 360 console, they don’t have any games to play on it. The young people are also interested in doing arts and crafts and are looking for materials to use and reuse. Another great idea from the residents was organising pamper nights so they can take more time to look after their skin, hair and nails.

To make this happen we are looking for donations of the following items:

  • Xbox 360 games
  • Old clothes/fabrics, paper, paint/brushes and other arts and crafts materials
  • Spa kits, face packs, hair products, nail varnishes, moisturiser etc.

If you can help please email communications@ymcadlg.org for more information.

All donations would be greatly appreciated by Southwell Lodge residents and staff. Many thanks in advance for your generosity and help.