Christmas can be a particularly difficult time for anyone rough sleeping. It’s a freezing and lonely experience. This is especially the case for young people. Christmas is best shared with family. So for young people who are suffering from a family crisis or family breakdown can feel completely lost or abandoned this time of year.
22,000 vulnerable young people will be at risk of being homeless in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Imagine if it was you - sofa surfing, or sleeping in a park or on a bus on Christmas Eve. We don’t think this is acceptable.
Centrepoint’s survey of 227 young people who have been homeless found that 69% felt that no-one cared for their wellbeing, while 72% said it had a negative impact on their mental health.
This Christmas, we helped support people out of homelessness.
We want to be part of the solution, and give help and support to homeless people this Christmas. So, from November 15th to December 15th, we donated 25% of all profits from sales on our online store. Last year, we raised £394.52. Enough to support 14 people under Crisis’ Christmas appeal. This year, we are excited to announce that we raised £433.05 - enough to support 15 people under 2019’s Christmas appeal. Thank you to all of our customers who purchased during this time to support this appeal!
Donating directly to Crisis
If you don’t want to buy from us, but want to support Crisis directly, we recommend supporting their Christmas appeal.
£28.87 can reserve a place for someone this Christmas at one of Crisis’ centres.
With this one-off donation, you can transform the way a homeless person spends their Christmas Day and bless them with:
🎄 A warm welcome and good company.
🎄 Three nutritious, hot meals daily, including a delicious Christmas dinner.
🎄 A bed for the night, if needed.
🎄 A chance to shower, freshen up and receive new, clean clothes.
🎄 A health check and treatment from a doctor, optician and dentist.
🎄 Expert help with mental health and addiction problems.
🎄 Advice on housing, employment and benefits.
🎄 A way out of homelessness for good through Crisis’ year-round training, education and support.
🎄 More importantly, your one-off donation could help someone leave homelessness behind for good. To donate directly to Crisis, please visit their Christmas appeal here.