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£2,180
raised of £2,500 target by 84 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,180 to provide sleeping bags to those sleeping rough on the streets of Glasgow, this winter.

    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Funded on Tuesday, 26th December 2017

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    On any given night, approximately 2,000 people are given shelter in Glasgow’s homeless accommodation, but worryingly hundreds more are sleeping rough on our streets each and every night.

    And with the bite of winter now upon us, many are in very real danger of freezing to death as temperatures plummet.

    There are some great initiatives in the city, over the winter, such as the wonderful Glasgow Winter Night Shelter , but sadly they have been experiencing increasing demand for accommodation and are increasingly turning people away. While many agencies, including Glasgow City Council, are coming together to form a Glasgow Alliance to End Homelessness there is more that can be done.

    A group of like-minded friends have decided that they can no longer walk past people shivering in doorways and that we, and that includes you, can do something about it, THIS winter.

    We can provide much needed warmth and insulation from the elements by donating sleeping bags.

    We can Heat the Homeless

    So, look in your loft, cellar or cupboard and drag out those unused sleeping bags or, if you are an avid camper, why not donate your old sleeping bag and treat yourself to a new one?

    All sleeping bags can be handed in to Langside Parish Church on Ledard Road, Battlefield up until Saturday 16th December and they will be distributed to those on the streets in the run up to Christmas.

    If you don’t physically have a sleeping bag to donate, you can still help. Every donation, small or large, made to this Heat the Homeless JustGiving page will go towards purchasing mats and bags for the rough sleepers of Glasgow.

    We estimate that each sleeping bag (suitable for the Glasgow winter) and mat will cost about £50 and if we can raise £2,500, we will be able to help an additional 50 rough sleepers.

    This will not end homelessness and it will not address the complex issues involved. However, it WILL provide some warmth and goodwill over this festive season and we can save lives.

    So, please share this campaign and give what you can and help Heat the Homeless this Christmas.

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    • Stephen Morrison4 years ago
      Stephen Morrison

      Stephen Morrison

      4 years ago

      Huge thanks to Langside Parish Church for being our drop off point for the campaign. While we had intended to finishing last weekend, your generosity and support has encouraged us to continue working with homelessness groups and individuals in Glasgow to help even more. From now on, any kit to heat the homeless can be dropped off at Coffee Scene on Battlefield Road while this page will remain open for a little longer. https://www.facebook.com/coffeesceneglasgow/ Thank you for your continuing support.

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    • Stephen Morrison4 years ago
      Stephen Morrison

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      4 years ago

      Steven is homeless; he is a father to two children and he does have a chequered past. What he doesn’t have, is a home, a phone or any idea of what he should do. He states that he has never been given advice on the support available and his bed is a pile of cardboard boxes which, while being abundant in supply, are not great at being a barrier against the cold. He spoke about both his difficulties, but also about his aspirations to start a new life. Your donations of sleeping bags and/or cash to Heat the Homeless can make a real difference.

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    Supporters

    84

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 23, 2017

    • Claire Holmes

      Claire Holmes

      Dec 22, 2017

      My daughter and her friend raised this money selling cakes to neighbours. A great cause!

      £50.00

    • Pauline Banks

      Pauline Banks

      Dec 20, 2017

      £30.00

    • Carla Brown

      Carla Brown

      Dec 19, 2017

      £10.00

    • David Goldberg

      David Goldberg

      Dec 19, 2017

      Good initiative Stephen!

      £50.00

    • Karen mccafferty

      Karen mccafferty

      Dec 19, 2017

      £100.00

    • Robert Brennan

      Robert Brennan

      Dec 17, 2017

      Great idea, well done, and good luck with it.

      £10.00

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    Stephen Morrison

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    Glasgow, United Kingdom

    Tobias, Teresa and Stephen are are a group of friends who have decided that no-one should have to freeze on the streets of Glasgow this winter and that sometimes all it takes to make a difference is a simple act of kindness.

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