The Giving a Home Christmas appeal 2023 is now live!

On Wednesday 1st November we launched our annual Giving a Home Christmas appeal to raise vital funds to support people as they journey out of homelessness this Christmas. The appeal will last until the 31st December.

This year we are taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge which means you can double your donation to our appeal by donating during the challenge week (28 November – 5 December). That means one donation will have twice the impact.

Help us to raise £70k in 7 days during the Big Give Challenge week.

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We would like to say a huge thank you to the businesses and organisations that pledged to match each donation made, including The Reed Foundation and our amazing supporters: Meldrum Group, Toomey Legal, Handelsbanken, Gentoo Group, Lovell Partnerships Ltd, Utilita Energy, Karbon Homes and Muckle LLP

How can your donations make a difference?

Your donations could make a huge difference to lives of people experiencing homelessness. People like Nick, Davey, Abbie and Emma.

Nick carries his whole life on his back. As he walks for miles each day to find a safe place to sleep his legs become more and more weary. Donating just £6.20 could provide someone like Nick with a travel ticket to access one of our homeless drop-in centres.

Davey’s first tent was burned to the ground while he was rough sleeping. A relationship breakdown and the trauma he suffered after losing his son sent Davey into a spiral of homelessness. For Davey, it was one trip to the drop-in that sparked is journey out of homelessness. By donating just £15.11 today you could fund a support session with one of our drop-in staff.

Abbie felt trapped by her abuser. After years of abuse, both emotional and then physical, she needed support. Abbie began to work through her trauma with our Empower domestic abuse team and grew in confidence. By donating £50 you could fund a counselling session for someone like Abbie to work through her trauma.

Family life for Emma was a struggle. An unstable home was traumatic and led to mental health challenges and eventually homelessness followed. While living in one of our supported accommodation projects Emma learned important life skills, marking a significant step in her journey out of homelessness. A donation of £128.50 could provide someone like Emma with a move-in pack of essentials at one of our supported accommodation projects.

How can you get involved?

There so many ways you can get involved supporting people on their journey out of homelessness this Christmas alongisde donating.

Be a Giving a Home Hero – Sign up to be a Giving a Home hero and champion our appeal. Help us help to spread the word, raise awareness and boost donations during the Big Give week. Receive a Hero toolkit with everything you need to get started, including your very own gingerbread teddy, when you sign up today.

Volunteer – Could you spare 3.5 hours of your time to bring hope not homelessness? Each year we have our very own physical gingerbread house outside Tesco Extra trinity Square in Gateshead. We need you to help us fundraise and collect donations outside of the house this Christmas.

Book your slot to volunteer here >>>

Sponsor – Your business could help to build out virtual gingerbread house by sponsoring the appeal. Every £2,000 donated means another gingerbread person will move into the house, representing the rebuilding of another vulnerable life devastated by homelessness.

Whether you volunteer at our gingerbread house, be a Giving a Home hero, or donate during the Big Give week, your actions could help someone journey out of homelessness this Christmas.

Find out all you need to know about the Giving a Home Christmas appeal at