After a difficult year we want to reach out to the people who are suffering the most and bring joy and hope into their lives.
Thousands of people will turn to The Salvation Army for help this winter. In over 650 communities across the UK we will be rolling our sleeves up and doing all we can for them.
We want to be there for all the people who are facing poverty because they have lost their jobs and livelihoods. For the families struggling to feed their children. For the older people in our communities who have never felt as lonely as they do now. For the homeless people trying to get back on their feet.
The pandemic and lockdown restrictions mean this year is different, but The Salvation Army is battling on to deliver Christmas.
What we are doing this Christmas
This year we will be supporting people at Christmas by:
- Providing 'meals on wheels' Christmas lunches and companionship to older people living alone.
- Giving Christmas food parcels to families who are struggling to afford a proper Christmas lunch.
- Distributing toys to children whose parents are unable to afford presents this Christmas.
We are also battling to protect thousands of rough sleepers with nowhere to turn by:
- Developing a new initiative of nap pods providing hot food, blankets and hygiene kits.
- Running drop in day centres with access to specialist help.
- Working with local authorities to seek alternatives to night shelter provision.
How you can help
There are a number of ways that you can get involved this Christmas, including: