Make it Crisis this Christmas

Mostly virtual but just as fun - raise much-needed money and help more people leave homelessness behind for good.

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It may be different - but it's still Make it Crisis this Christmas!

How do you celebrate Christmas? Making cards? Baking festive treats? A Christmas karaoke night? This Christmas may look different to last year’s, but however you spend it, you could still support Crisis.

Even if your fundraising is entirely online, every £28.22 you raise could give someone the support and companionship of a Crisis Christmas, with the chance to end their homelessness for good through our year-round services.

Whether you already have an event you like to hold and need to adapt it for this Christmas, or need tips on organising something new, sign up to Make it Crisis this Christmas and you'll have everything you need to make your event a success.

Sign up for your FREE kit

We know you might not need all the items in the kit, so this year you can choose to sign up for our FREE online pack only if you'd prefer.

It has downloadable versions of nearly everything in the printed pack, including the all important ten-page fundraising guide with tips and suggestions - plus extra resources like Facebook profile filters, Zoom backgrounds and social media sharing assets to make your online event as fun and Christmassy as possible.

As always, you can order the FREE printed pack, filled with ideas, posters, balloons, stickers and more. And you'll get a link to access the online pack too in case you need more resources that you can print out, or to use online.

Sign up for your FREE fundraising kit today!

  • Fundraising guide with ideas and fundraising tips, including how to set up a JustGiving Page
  • New festive quiz questions
  • Two new recipes for 2020
  • Selfie frame
  • Decorations including bunting, banners and origami angels
  • Collection box and donation form.

Your fundraising could make such a difference. But we know that this year, holding an event might not be something everyone can do. So if you're not able to take part, you can still Make it Crisis by donating using the button below.

I can't hold an event, but I can donate!

When we work together we can achieve amazing things, and every donation will go a long way to making Crisis this Christmas a success!

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How will you Make it Crisis this Christmas?

No one knows exactly what they will be doing this Christmas, but whatever it is, you can do it for Crisis. Get your school, community group, colleagues, family or friends together online to help people take the first steps out of homelessness over the festive period. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Christmas window dressing showdown

Invite friends, family, colleagues and neighbours to decorate their windows with festive displays, with a small donation to take part. Share them with each other online or post them to the Make it Crisis Facebook page, so you can decide on a winner.

Advent cycling challenge

Get sponsored to cycle a set distance each day during Advent. A JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving page is the perfect place to raise support. Get moving, get active and together we can end homelessness and stay healthy.

Bake-off from home anyone?

Propose a Christmas bake-off - baking festive goodies in your own kitchens and group messaging the results, with a donation to take part. Then enjoy the fruits of your labour with your household!

Christmas keepy-uppies for Crisis

How many keepy-uppies can you do in a row? Set yourself a target - maybe a number of bounces or a set time to keep the ball off the ground - and ask people to sponsor you for Crisis. Maybe a group of you compete to see who can do the most, film yourselves and post online to see who the winner is.

Zoom Christmas quiz

Test your knowledge and get competitive with a festive quiz on Zoom between friends, family, students or colleagues. Ask for a donation per team and let the battle commence!

Zoom poetry contest

Announce a contest for kids where they write and perform a poem about Christmas, homelessness or both. Perhaps around what home means to them, especially at Christmas. Each class or household votes for their favourite.

Zoom pizza and Christmas movie night

Invite everyone to join you on Zoom for a Christmas movie night. Each household starts the film simultaneously to enjoy together. Don't forget to order your Papa John's Festive Meal Deal - with a donation from every purchase going to Crisis.

Christmas memory Secret Santa

Anonymously share your funniest Christmas memory with the organiser by email, WhatsApp or text, and then compete to see if you can work out whose is whose, while laughing along with colleagues, friends or family.

Christmas karaoke goes virtual!

Invite friends, family, colleagues to take part in an online Christmas karaoke, even if they're on the other side of the world. Everyone could select a song in advance - for yourself or maybe for others for extra fun. A donation to enter.

“My coaches at Crisis have been absolute angels.”

After losing her mum to cancer, Kate struggled terribly with grief. "If you can't get the help you need, you try and escape what's going on inside you. I went to a really bad place. I was sofa surfing for months, which made me feel really anxious and depressed. There was a lot of worrying about what the next day would bring."

After coming to Crisis, Kate got the help she needed, found a flat of her own and received support to train as an illustrator.

"My coaches at Crisis have been absolute angels. They've helped me find a council flat and they're helping me to apply for a grant scheme so I can train to be an illustrator. I’ve gone back to the old Kate that I used to be, the sporty one, the healthy one. I’m looking forward to the new year and I’m so excited for the future.”

Make it Crisis this Christmas and each £28.22 you raise could help give someone a Crisis Christmas and access to year-round support.

Kate's story reflects a real member's experience, but her name and photo have been changed to protect her identity.

Every £28.22 you raise will help give someone the gift of a Crisis Christmas

The coronavirus lockdown has reminded us how important a safe and secure home is for everyone. But this year, many people will be experiencing their first homeless Christmas. Together, we can ensure thousands of people are not facing homelessness alone, and provide the long-term support people need to leave homelessness behind for good.

£28.22

1 gift

 A gift of a Crisis Christmas could give someone access to:

• A place to stay
• Friendship and support from volunteer befrienders
• Essential food and festive treats
• Phone and online counselling
• Christmas activity packs including arts and crafts, games and quizzes
• Health and wellbeing programmes
• Advice on housing, employment and benefits
• Year-round support including training and education
• The chance to leave homelessness behind for good.

This Christmas your fundraising could help us offer all of these services for thousands of people.

£141.10

5 gifts

A gift of a Crisis Christmas could give someone access to:

• A place to stay
• Friendship and support from volunteer befrienders
• Essential food and festive treats
• Phone and online counselling
• Christmas activity packs including arts and crafts, games and quizzes
• Health and wellbeing programmes
• Advice on housing, employment and benefits
• Year-round support including training and education
• The chance to leave homelessness behind for good.

This Christmas your fundraising could help us offer all of these services for thousands of people.

£282.20

10 gifts

A gift of a Crisis Christmas could give someone access to:

• A place to stay
• Friendship and support from volunteer befrienders
• Essential food and festive treats
• Phone and online counselling
• Christmas activity packs including arts and crafts, games and quizzes
• Health and wellbeing programmes
• Advice on housing, employment and benefits
• Year-round support including training and education
• The chance to leave homelessness behind for good.

This Christmas your fundraising could help us offer all of these services for thousands of people.

Order a FREE printed pack

Pre-order now! Printed packs will be available from 16 October - but you'll get immediate access to your online pack!

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Are you organising your event as an individual or with an organisation e.g. school, community group?

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Choose your local fundraising team

We have fundraising teams in some areas around the country who can help you to Make it Crisis this Christmas with fundraising tips and support. Please let us know by using the dropdown box below if you live in one of these areas, and would like a fundraising kit from your local team.

May we contact you?

Your support means a lot to Crisis. Together we can do amazing things to end homelessness and transform lives.

By post

It is important for us to be able to contact you by post to fulfil your order and acknowledge your support. Also, we would like to let you know more about the work of Crisis and how you can help end homelessness through donating, fundraising, campaigning and volunteering. However, if you would rather not receive such information by post, please let us know by calling 08000 38 48 38 or emailing mydetails@crisis.org.uk. Please see our privacy policy.

Email and phone

We'd also love to stay in contact by email, phone and text to let you know about the work of Crisis and how you can help end homelessness through donating, fundraising, campaigning and volunteering. Please see our privacy policy.

Please tick the boxes below to let us know you are happy to hear from us in this way:

Crisis promise

  • We will respect your wishes at all times and we recognise that each and every one of our supporters is at the heart of Crisis - we simply could not do the work we do without you
  • Please see our Privacy Statement and how we use your data at www.crisis.org.uk/privacy
  • We will never sell your personal data or swap it with any other organisation and we will use your details in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018
  • We abide by the rules of the Fundraising Regulator and are honest, respectful and accountable to our supporters

Contact us

If you have any queries about your support, would like to change the way we communicate with you or are dissatisfied in any way, please contact our dedicated Supporter Services team.

Call us on: 08000 38 48 38

Send an email to: supporter.helpline@crisis.org.uk


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