The nights are closing in – and Shiloh’s near-bare shelves are now full again thanks to the generosity of those who donated Harvest Festival products and produce to us.
Jonathan Lang and John McDonnell, our two managers, had the chance to receive in person at schools and churches and in a joint message said: “The offerings, given out of the heart, are a huge blessing for us as we know the numbers of needy adults coming through our doors will start to rise now it is winter.”
A surprise donation came from Rapid Relief Team, a national church-led charity, whose aims include “contributing to the common goal of reducing suffering”. Rotherham-based Mike Smith, one of their workers, turned up at our Westgate headquarters with two dozen boxes of items as part of their support on “World Homeless Day”.
Like other fellow donors they put “Faith into Action”… just the way Shiloh started as a street soup run in 1992.
Jonathan sent personal thanks to all whose help us to do our work of supporting vulnerable adults – around 800 different men and women have been through our doors in 2015.
And they are:
- Rotherham Minster
- St James’ Church, Ravenfield
- Piccadilly Methodist Church, Swinton,
- The Parishes of Bramley and Thrybergh via St Francis, Bramley (and their ‘Footprints’ group)
- Kiveton Park Meadows Junior School
- Thorpe Hesley Primary School
- Roman Ridge Sanctuary Home, Sheffield
- Broom Methodist Church
- Bramley Sunnyside Infants and Junior Schools
- St Alban’s Church, Wickersley
- Whiston Methodist Church
- St Paul’s, Masbrough
- Blessed Trinity Church, Wickersley
- Holy Trinity Church , Thorpe Hesley