HIYA's Christmas Gift Project
Members of Teen Talk's youth Forum, Harwich Inspired Youth Action (HIYA), have launched their first ever Christmas Gift Project.
The group of 11-21 year olds have been working with local businesses and community members to collect food donations for gift parcels that will be handed out over the chirstmas period.
HIYA member, Georgia Olive, said, 'This year HIYA wanted to give a present to people in the community for Christmas to show that young people care about others in our community. We have made collection boxes that went into local shops and communal areas to ask others in the community to also donate and show good community spirit at Christmas.'
The gift parcels will be available at a number of locations including the People's Community Kitchen at the Salvation Army Hall, Harwich.
HIYA would like to send their thanks to all who have supported this project including Superdrug, Wellworth a £, Belmans Court, Crooked Elms, Iceland, Oxleys, Harwich & Dovercourt High School Hair Salon and Lawford Surgery. A special thanks go to the Harwich and Dovercourt Partnership, who made a large donation to the project.