GreenSquare has gifted 18 families across its three areas (Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Swindon) with a special Christmas hamper this week, thanks to a donation received through its membership to the procurement consortium EEM.
As a not-for-profit organisation, EEM chooses to distribute all operating surplus to its members in the form of community donations. GreenSquare received a donation of £865 from EEM, to be spent on a project that benefits the community, which is already covered by existing budgets. So, the Community Involvement team decided this would be a great opportunity to provide a little Christmas cheer to those most in need.
Working with the Tenancy Sustainment team, 18 households each received a hamper of Christmas goodies, along with some shopping vouchers for their local supermarket.
Sue Matthews, Community Involvement Officer at GreenSquare, said: “We know lots of people have had a really tough year, not only due to the pandemic but through other circumstances too, so we thought it would lovely to try and make their Christmas a little easier.
“We are thrilled to have been able to support 18 households with this extra funding and the recipients were absolutely delighted too.”
One hamper recipient, Emma, a Chippenham resident, said “Thank you so much for the gift card and bag of goodies. It is very much appreciated. This gift card means I don’t have to worry about finding the money for the extra bits for Christmas. It means I can relax pay all my bills and get all the little extras for my family. Thank you so much!”
To find out more about the EEM community donation scheme, click here.