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news > 23/10/2014 - Better than Christmas

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Last week Jason moved into his first ever home. He's 27. Jason has never known parental security or had anyone that wasn't paid to care for him. Ever.

Jason's story is as heart-breaking as it is heart-warming. Born to a crack addicted mother in London, he was taken into care homes as a child. Once he turned 16, the local authorities deemed him responsible enough to look after himself. He wasn't. He stole a car with a friend, and went off joy riding for a bit of 'light relief' to the endless days stretching out in front of him, with no structure and no parental guidance.

Jason woke up in hospital after crashing the car. His best friend was dead. A prison sentence awaited him.

After his release from prison he went to live in a hostel. In a room so small you could touch both walls with each hand.

In the last 4 years Jason has been giving talks with the police in schools about the choices we make and the impact our choices can have on others and ourselves.

He has also been reunited with his two small sons.

After four years in the hostel, Jason moved into his first ever home. It is an empty shell but it's home. Giving World sent Jason a whole host of items, a bed, a duvet, pillows, sheets, towels, pots, pans, and crockery. In short, everything you would need in your home except a sofa and white goods.

Jason was totally overwhelmed with the generosity of Giving World, saying "it's better than Christmas, I can't believe it, I can't believe how kind people are. It's going to save me so much money. I can spend that on furniture now and buying a cooker and fridge."

The benefit to Jason is not only setting up his home. It means that he can have both his boys to stay with him every weekend. Before, because his hostel room was so small, he could only squeeze one of the boys at a time into his single bed.

Jason also said, "I think it's the first time someone has done something for me when there is nothing in it for them. It's not part of their job, or they're not being paid for it. It's amazing.

"Thank you."

Thank you to all our businesses that are donating goods to Giving World, to make young people like Jason feel valued and special.

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