The Macari Foundation is a Registered Charity (No. 1168463) and, as such, our operations are supported by fundraising activities and the generous donations made by benevolent individuals and organisations.
Our recent move into the new warehouse location in Hanley is a big step towards our goal of accommodating guests in individual rooms, rather than in the dormitories we have used previously.
By having their own space, guests can start regaining a degree of independence and responsibility to ensure their room is kept clean, hygienic and well maintained. It is also a ‘safe space’ where guests can take time out by themselves if they feel they need.
We have set ourselves an objective of this being a fresh start for us all and would like the new premises to be furnished where possible with new household items. With this in mind, we have compiled a ‘wish list’ of items that we need:
- 40 x Single Bed Frames
- 40 x Single Bed Mattresses
- 50 x Waterproof Mattress Protectors
- 50 x Towel Bales (Bath Towel, Hand Towel and Face Cloth)
- 50 x Single Fitted Sheets
- 50 x Single Duvets – kindly donated by www.dusal.co.uk
- 50 x Single Duvet Covers and Pillowcases
- 50 x Pillows
- 50 x Bedside Lamps
- Dinner Plates, Side Plates and Bowls
- Mugs and Cups – kindly donated by Steelite International
- Drinking Glasses
- Cooking Utensils
- Large Cooking Pots and Pans
We are eternally grateful for the generosity towards the Macari Centre from people and businesses over recent years.
We’ve never needed to put out a plea for donations but the move to the new site has incurred a lot of expense and we now find ourselves in a position where we are asking if anyone can help with a number of household items.
If you can help, then we’d love to hear from you.
We do have a small budget to pay for some of the larger items, but we are currently struggling to source items such as single bed frames and new mattresses, and we would welcome contact from any business who may be able to supply these items.