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Marcus Rashford Makes Huge Donations To Homeless Charities For Young People

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Back in October, Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford set up a Christmas campaign to support some of his city’s biggest front-line services for young people experiencing homelessness – but the footballer couldn’t have known just how many lives would be affected by his work.

Rashford teamed up with department store Selfridges for the In-The-Box campaign, working with some of Manchester’s most prominent homeless charities, such as Barnabus, Centrepoint and Lifeshare.

The idea was for members of the public to prepare shoeboxes filled with essential items such as gloves, hand warmers, hats, deodorant, thermals, toothpaste and torches – which could then be dropped at branches of Selfridges.

On 20 December, Rashford personally made a delivery of 300 boxes to Centrepoint, and the organisation took to Instagram, writing: “We believe that sport has the power to positively transform young lives.”

Also taking to social media, Rashford wrote: “I’m extremely proud of where I’m from and also extremely proud of how much people in this city care. So happy and grateful for all the support everyone gave to #intheboxmanchester to help make a difference.”

He later added: “Could never have dreamed this would take off the way it did when I launched it. Been overwhelmed by all the love and support shown by this city for #intheboxmanchester.”

As well as helping out in his home city, Rashford also gave a nod to his family’s roots and paid tribute to his grandmother, as he sent donations over to Saint Kitts, West Indies, before Christmas Day.

Responding to his Instagram posts, one person wrote: “Great work – keep it up. It defines you as a person,” while another added: “You are something special Rashford.”

Responding to his fans, he wrote: “Forever in awe of this great city”.

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  • USA 4,918,420
    USA
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    Active: 2,276,450
    Recovered: 2,481,680
    Death: 160,290
  • South Africa 521,318
    South Africa
    Confirmed: 521,318
    Active: 148,683
    Recovered: 363,751
    Death: 8,884
  • Nigeria 44,433
    Nigeria
    Confirmed: 44,433
    Active: 11,672
    Recovered: 31,851
    Death: 910
  • Kenya 23,202
    Kenya
    Confirmed: 23,202
    Active: 13,487
    Recovered: 9,327
    Death: 388
  • Australia 18,730
    Australia
    Confirmed: 18,730
    Active: 7,876
    Recovered: 10,622
    Death: 232
  • South Sudan 2,437
    South Sudan
    Confirmed: 2,437
    Active: 1,215
    Recovered: 1,175
    Death: 47
  • Uganda 1,203
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    Confirmed: 1,203
    Active: 125
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