We have simply been overwhelmed by the generosity of people both near and far, and we do not have space to thank everyone here, but we will try! After our launch on the Feast of the Epiphany 2013 immediately the congregations of both Cathedrals and the St Luke in the City team began to donate, and continue to give their overwhelmingly generous support.
Since then other churches and faith organisations have joined in. Special mention must go to the congregations of Liverpool Quaker Meeting House, The Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament, St Vincent de Paul, Liverpool Parish Church, St Claire’s York Avenue, St Anne’s Aigburth, St Bede’s, St Peter’s in Formby and Woolton, St Gabriel’s, and St Agnes Huyton, The Church of Scotland, Liverpool Reform Synagogue, Princes Road Synagogue, Al Rahma Mosque, Abdulla Quilliam Mosque, and Penny Lane Mosque.
Before long the schools of the city became involved and again we cannot list all, but special mention for recent donations must go to the Christian Fellowship School, St Vincent’s Primary, Bellerive FCJ, St Julies, Merchant Taylors Girls School, and King David High School for their Mitzvah week collection of toiletries. Just this week we have received very generous donations from FareShare), South Liverpool Foodbank, Merseytravel, Broudie Jackson Canter and Lees LLP, and Cab East Liverpool.
The staff of St James House and Liverpool Cathedral who have collected gifts throughout Advent, which they have wrapped beautifully, enabling us to give a gift to every guest next week.
And to all who quietly donate privately so we do not know who to thank for many of the wonderful donations we find left for us; Thank you. Wishing you all a very Blessed and Peaceful Christmas from all of us at Hope+.