People of the Streets
Posted on: 8th March 2017
Whilst a Hockerill student Charles Kerr (second from left in photograph) was president of Interact society and always had a passion for both social enterprise and business in general. Organising quiz nights, fundraisers and Saturday bake sales for charity were a few memorable highlights from Interact. This continued interest has led to him creating a not-for-profit social enterprise called People of the Streets at the University of Nottingham along with a team of 6 others.
They provide a tangible alternative to street donations for the 250,000 homeless individuals in England alone.
Aimed at tackling homelessness through technology, People of the Streets uses a unique model in which customers can buy different packs on their website, that will then be distributed to their partners (in the form of homeless shelters) in the chosen cities, and given to those most in need. All money made gets reinvested into the long-term goal of reducing homelessness through vocational and soft skill sessions. The aim is to get individuals not only back into work but into jobs they want.
They are crowdfunding to make this happen at http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/people-of-the-streets17 and have until 20th March to reach their target. Any support that they receive would be gratefully received and we wish Charles and the rest of the team all the best in this exceptionally worthwhile venture.