Would you want to spend your Christmas here?
No, neither would we. But it is still a harsh reality for thousands of people who are facing Christmas without a home. We want to do what we can to share some love this festive season, so we’ve reserved 50 places at Crisis Christmas Centres for homeless guests this year.
Not only will guests receive a hot Christmas lunch, warmth, and some company, they will also get some new clothes and all-important access to dental care, opticians, physio, counselling, and support for health and mental wellbeing.
“To feel loved, and to know that your heart is connected to someone, helped me stay alive.”
It doesn’t stop there. Throughout the year, Crisis provides help with employment and skills, offering access to training courses; and housing advice to help find affordable homes, providing support with rent and bills – all aimed at ending homelessness for good.
Last year 4,000 people were welcomed to Crisis Christmas centres, find out how it helped them:
It costs just £28.87 to reserve a place at a Crisis Christmas Centre and it could help someone to rebuild their life.
What would you do to spark compassion during this festive season?
Huge thanks to colleagues at RS Components for donating their cash and change this week. Your donations have provided an additional £378.69! In addition, RS's 'My Community' committee pledged an additional £250, taking our total to £628.69. DesignSpark decided to throw in the extra £105 to round up the total, providing an additional 25 places at Crisis Christmas Centres.
That's 75 people who will get the support they need to get back on their feet.
Our thanks go to Sure-Can Ltd for providing collection tins free of charge.