Buy a homeless person Christmas dinner for £5 at Social Bite.
Social Bite will be opening up their cafes in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen on Christmas Day and Christmas Eve to provide Christmas dinner and company to homeless people. This year they will also be buying a large range of Christmas Presents for homeless children, families and individuals.
Presents will range from toys for children, warm clothes and sanitary and beauty products. These are being distributed to a range of night shelters, refuges and temporary accommodation in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee, including Refuweegee; Glasgow’s Aberlour Bridges Partnership which helps women escape domestic violence; the Bethany Christian Trust in Edinburgh and Aberdeen; and Streetwork.
You can buy a homeless person Christmas Dinner or a Christmas gift here.
Image first published on glasgowist.com.Members of the public can support Glasgow’s homeless via Itison. Their campaign page explains: “For just £5, you can make an unimaginable difference to someone’s life. We’re asking you to give a homeless person a hot meal and somewhere to go on Christmas day, giving them the chance to eat Christmas dinner in a café with good company.
“This year, we want to make sure that homeless children, families and individuals across Scotland also get a gift to open on Christmas morning.
“A fleet of Social Bite vans will be delivering your gifts to those most in need: families living in shelters and refuges the length and breadth of the country.
“These are families who might otherwise wake up to nothing at all; each gift makes a true difference to every family, with parents able to tell excited children that Santa’s been, allowing them to forget their troubles for one day and enjoy a normal Christmas.”
Social Bite is a Scottish social enterprise set up by Josh Littlejohn MBE and Alice Thompson. The company is run on a not-for-profit basis and a quarter of the company’s staff are from homeless and severely excluded backgrounds.
Any surplus funds raised will go towards Social Bite feeding homeless people every day throughout the year in three cities, as well as a major program supporting homeless families and individuals get out of temporary shelters and settle into mainstream housing.
The above article by Paul Trainer first published on glasgowist.com in Dec, 2017.