As we approach the festive season, it’s important to recognise that while many of us look forward to celebrating with family and friends, it can also be a period of significant hardship for others in our community. The reality is that for many individuals, the challenges of daily life become even more pronounced during these times. At BK Plus, we are acutely aware of these contrasting experiences, especially as we have our annual Christmas party to celebrate the hard work and dedication of our staff.
This year, we’ve chosen to extend our spirit of gratitude and celebration beyond our office walls. It’s not just about appreciating our team; it’s about acknowledging and supporting those in our community who are facing tough times. We’ve matched the number of our Christmas party attendees with a corresponding donation of food produce to The Glebe Centre, our local YMCA, a charity that does remarkable work in supporting vulnerable adults in Walsall.
The Glebe Centre is more than just a charity; it’s a lifeline for many who struggle with issues like homelessness, substance abuse, and housing insecurity. They provide not only support services such as finding housing or accommodation, teaching life skills like budgeting or constructing a CV, but also practical facilities such as laundry services, free showers, and daily meals. However, these vital services rely heavily on donations and community support.
Chris blue, Partner at BK Plus, says “After visiting The Glebe Centre and witnessing the incredible work they do, we realised our commitment couldn’t stop with a single donation. As an office, we are now going to be setting up donation boxes to provide ongoing support. We’ll be collecting essentials like washing supplies, hygiene products, and food to further assist The Glebe Centre in their invaluable work.”
This initiative is a small but significant part of our broader commitment to corporate social responsibility and community engagement. We believe that businesses have a crucial role in supporting the communities they serve. Our ongoing support for The Glebe Centre is just one way we at BK Plus are striving to make a positive impact. We encourage others to join us in supporting this vital organisation, especially during these challenging times.
If you’d like to learn more about what the glebe centre does for our community, visit their website.