Staff at Vita Student West End in Glasgow have had a summer of giving back, lending a hand to Glasgow Women’s Aid, The Gregory Food Bank and Hot Pink Hi-Vis Rubbish Army.
Inside the residence, staff installed a Glasgow Women’s Aid donation booth with information about the charity, a place to donate everyday essentials like toiletries and sanitary products as well as make monetary donations, raising just under £400.
Another vitally important charity in Glasgow, The Gregory Food Bank, were lent a helping hand. Having started five-years ago the food bank had become an essential asset to the community, providing groceries and hygiene products to the most vulnerable members of society. The team from Vita Student West End gave up their time to help sort through donations, prepare meals and offer support to those attending the food bank.
The residence team also helped Hot Pink Hi-Vis Rubbish Army. A community of litter pickers helping keep Glasgow tidy. The staff joined on a group litter pick around Partick’s streets, resulting in 17 black sacks of litter being removed from the area.
Geri Myall, Residence Manager of Vita Student West End said:
“We are delighted to be able to support charities across the city such as Glasgow Women’s Aid, The Gregory Food Bank and the Hot Pink Hi-Vis Rubbish Army in their vital work. It’s by connecting with these groups and lending a helping hand that we help to create thriving communities.”