Saturday, August 01, 2015

Visit to Starter Packs' new offices

Yesterday, I had a very interesting and useful visit to the new offices of Starter Packs, who recently moved from Perth Road to Forest Park Road.

Starter Packs Dundee is a voluntary charity, initiated by Scottish Churches Housing Action in 2000, and provides vital home ‘starter packs’ for resettling homeless and needy individuals and families in the Dundee area.

The team are always looking for donations of good, unwanted basic household goods, bed linen and curtains. These are then re-cycled and made up into 'starter packs' by a team of volunteers working on a rota basis.

Last year Starter Packs Dundee responded to almost 700 referrals, helping over 1000 individuals.   You can read more about its excellent service and how to donate here.

The new offices are a great step forward for the Starter Packs team as they are light and spacious and make an excellent new base for this vital local charity.
With two of Starter Packs' friendly volunteers during my visit yesterday