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MKHP and MyMiltonKeynes Celebrate £10,000 in Donations to Help End Homelessness
Homelessness has been a big issue in Central Milton Keynes for many years and the MyMiltonKeynes ‘Tap to Donate’ scheme, launched in December 2019, was set up to support Milton Keynes Homelessness Partnership (MKHP) provide a real and long-term solution to homelessness in our city.
Starting off with two trial donation points, the scheme has grown rapidly, in spite of the pandemic, and there are now nine machines strategically located across CMK, including within the shopping centres, train station, hotels and leisure sites.
Thanks to kind contributions from the local community, MKHP has been able to step-up its vital work to support those who are most ‘at risk’ of homelessness. This has come at a particularly prevalent time, with the end of the government’s financial Covid support and changes in funding streams increasing the vulnerability of low-income households.
Tracey McCillen, Chief Executive of Milton Keynes Homelessness Partnership, explains: “When we first discussed the idea of the Tap to Donate machines with MyMiltonKeynes, we could never have imagined how successful the scheme would become and we are overwhelmed to have reached such a milestone target in just two years, particularly given the huge challenges we have all faced.”
For further details, including how the donations have supported our work, please refer to the MyMiltonKeynes website here.
You can find Tap to Donate machines in Milton Keynes Train Station, Xscape, Midsummer Place, Centre:MK, Jury’s Inn and Holiday Inn.