The UUSU society are trying to raise between £250- £1000 to create as many hampers as possible for local families in need.
The 'Stand up For Social Work' Society are a group of Social Work students from Ulster University Magee who want to give back to their local community. There are hundreds of local families living in poverty and worry daily about not being able to feed their family. The majority of us are very lucky not to know or understand how this must feel for these families. Imagine your Christmas being a time of pressure, stress and worry of how you are going to feed your family from one day to the next. These social work students understand that this is a worry for families at Christmas time and is a daily struggle. However the students want all to be able to embrace the gift of giving and help these families have one less worry this Christmas.
The Ulster students have gained an understanding and knowledge of the challenges and increasing needs families face in today's society. This is happening in our local communities with families living just down the street or around the corner, this is not just a government problem, it is a community problem, it is a problem for us all. That is why the society think it so important to get this message out there and help raise awareness of the increasing needs and the issue of food poverty.
By contributing to the society’s appeal you will be helping those most in need directly. You will be helping to provide breakfast for many children on Christmas morning, you will be giving families the opportunity to enjoy a Boxing Day meal together and you will be contributing to making Christmas a little less stressful for these families.
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Stand Up for Social Work Society Bagpacking-
Please see link to their Doodle Poll for their forthcoming fundraising event to support the Churches Trust, Pantry Project. They are bag packing in Sainsbury’s (Strand Road, Derry) on Wednesday 5th December from 10am until 6pm and they need you! If you can spare an hour or two please help them to help our local communities.