Through your place of worship
The support of religious organisations from all faiths plays a vital part in our work transforming the lives of homeless people.
In our current financial year, religious groups have so far donated over £192,000 to Crisis.
Crisis Christmas Appeal
2011 was the 40th anniversary of Crisis at Christmas, in which we continued to welcome homeless people to our nine centres across London over the Christmas week, 23-30 December.
With the kind donations of our supporters, the hard work of our volunteers and the dedication of our Christmas team we achieved the following:
- Welcomed 3,200 guests
- Served 21,000 meals
- Provided 673 advice sessions
- Conducted 629 healthcare appointments
However, homelessness persists and we continue to need your help
As you know, Crisis deliver life-changing services throughout the year including education, employment, housing and health and wellbeing. This can be a lifeline for single homeless people who are all too often turned away when they seek help elsewhere.
Please support Crisis so we can enable others to take positive steps towards a fresh start
This Crisis at Christmas, the outreach team found Patrick, who had been sleeping rough. The trouble first began when his wife died. He then suffered a number of other bereavements and the emotional stress took its toll.
"I was made aware by all the people on the Crisis network of the facilities here that have been very good. The medical facilities have been wonderful... If it weren't for Crisis at Christmas I would probably just be walking, using public facilities somewhere - a park or something like that."
Patrick had previously been a self-employed IT professional and now hopes to return to the IT industry.
What your donation could do
Please ask your church to support Crisis so we can enable others to take positive steps towards a fresh start and access a wide range of services, just as Patrick did at Christmas.
£100: would pay for the essential learning materials and examination costs of studying for two homeless people to sit a GCSE in either English or Mathematics.
£250: this can help someone put a roof over their head, giving them support to find somewhere to call home, then move in and cope with having a place of their own.
£500: would help two disadvantaged homeless people to qualify in City and Guilds Level 2 Cycle Maintenance & Cycle Trainer.
£1,000: could help 10 people gain a vocational qualification.
If you are able to help us with a special collection, or any fundraising this year, you will be helping us provide services where they are needed most. Perhaps you'd like to hold a special collection, arrange a fundraising event or simply make a donation. Download a fundraising pack for some ideas and information.
Raise money throughout the year
- Hold a collection for Crisis
- Organise a sleep over for the children in your parish
- Organise a coffee morning
- Raise money from carol singing or a carol concert
- Organise a sponsored walk in your local area
- Organise a Crisis stall at your church fete
Looking for more ideas? We are always happy to help.
Fill out our online form to order your free copy of our Churches Fundraising Pack.
Need a speaker?
If you would like to arrange for one of our Community Ambassadors to talk at your church email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 020 7036 2888.