About Us ...

Starter Packs Inverclyde was launched on 23rd September 2002 with the support of Scottish Churches Housing Association (now Action), Inverclyde Council and a number of local businesses. It was set up as a direct response to the problems faced by homeless people who are offered a tenancy but lack sufficient funds to purchase the many small household items needed to set up and maintain a home. The project is a registered charity (SC 033306) of which over 20 local churches are members.


Church representatives set up a collection point in their church where good quality second hand or new items can be donated and arrange transfer of donated items to the Starter Packs Depot. Volunteers at the depot at Unit 2, Empress Court sort the items and make up the various packs which are then distributed by recognised agencies.


The project is run by an annually elected management committee. Current membership of the committee is:

Ruth Bennett (Convener)

George Hart (Vice Convener)

Ian F Milne (Secretary)
John Williams (Treasurer)
Mark Hall
Susan Gilmour
Glenda Horton
 

Starter Packs employ a full-time co-ordinator June Glancy and a part time admin assistant Fiona MacKenzie..

 

Membership of the organisation is open to any church or other body or individual supportive of our objectives.

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