Christmas at The Salvation Army


This Christmas we want to reach out to the people who are suffering the most by bringing joy and hope into their lives this Christmastime.

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.

We will be working hard to provide food parcels, practical support and somewhere to sleep for people who are homeless this Christmas.

What we are doing this Christmas

This year we will be supporting people at Christmas by: 

  • Providing 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 pads 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: 

  • Donate to our Christmas Appeal and help us reach those who need us most this Christmas.
  • You can donate toys for children who might not otherwise receive gifts this year. 
  • Join our 'Be a Star' campaign by taking part in a fundraising activity. 
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Donate to our Christmas Appeal

Please can you spare a donation today so that other families in need can have a proper family meal and a few modest presents on Christmas Day?

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Give someone a present

Many centres run Christmas present appeals. Find out more about how to get involved.

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Be a Star

Be a STAR this Christmas!

Fundraise for The Salvation Army and transform lives. Find out how you can spread some joy this Christmas with our FREE festive fundraising pack.

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Find out more about ways you can volunteer for the Salvation Army.

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