Donations sought for Christmas Homeless | Crisis Skylight

Crisis at Christmas will be running for the third year in Edinburgh this year, and aims to provide food, company, services and activities for 400 homeless guests over Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. The event will be run by over 300 volunteers and we will be serving approximately 1000 hot meals to our guest over the 3 days. We are looking for donations to help us meet this target.

We would be delighted if you would consider helping us to reach our ambitious goal by donating items from our art wish list. Providing these will help our guests to have an inspiring and enjoyable Christmas.

There will be 10,000 households in temporary accommodation in Scotland on Christmas day, and about a quarter of them won’t have access to any cooking facilities.

Homelessness is on the rise and we are expecting demand to increase relentlessly this year. Last year was the second time that we ran Crisis at Christmas in Edinburgh and we saw over 282 guests come through our doors on Christmas Day and Boxing Day to receive hot food, hairdressing, podiatry, massage and inspiring workshops.

You can be sure that any donation made will make a real difference. If you have items outwith our list that you are able to donate we would be delighted to have some different materials from the following list to encourage different ideas:

Poster paint
Acryllic paint
Watercolour paint
Paint pots
Mixing palletes
Sketching pads
Water pots
Magazine
Coloured felt
Paint brushes
Biros
Tissue paper
Canvases
Pencils
Charcoal
Oil pastels
Newspapers
Ribbon
Patterned paper
Print making materials
Felt tip pens
Acetate paper
Charcoal
Ink
Giant canvas board/cube
Felt pens
Acetate sheets
Charcoal
Ink
Easel

Furthermore, we are looking for volunteers to lead art work shops incase anyone is interested.

I would be very happy to discuss this further and answer any questions you may have, please let me know when would be the best time to call you.

Contact Emily Haquin
Phone 0131 209 7730.

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