Katy Star Stocker sent us news of a wonderful program planned by her organization, Crisis.
Crisis is the UK national charity for single homeless people dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change. They aim to help the homeless change their lives for good and, simultaneously, change the way society thinks and acts towards homeless people.
This Christmas, more than 4,000 homeless people will spend their festive period with Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, at one of its temporary Crisis at Christmas centres across London.
Crisis at Christmas centres are positive, bustling places where guests have access to healthcare, podiatry, massage, haircuts and a whole range of activities that they may miss out on the rest of the year. More than 8,000 volunteers will give up their time to provide warmth, shelter and companionship for homeless people this year, along with a range of services designed to help our guests build a better future.
Entertainment is a really important part of what we offer, as the chance to see and participate in performance helps our guests regain confidence, build self-esteem and shake off the depression or frustration homelessness causes.
This year we’re looking for something a little bit… different!
If you’re able to give up some time between 23 – 29 December to make Christmas that bit more magical for our guests then we’d love to hear from you. You can find out more and register on the Crisis Website: http://www.crisis.org.uk/
Please watch our film about Crisis at Christmas 2013: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
…and spread the word!
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