Caring at Christmas

Helping homeless and vulnerable people over the festive period

Our annual project, Caring at Christmas provides safe accommodation, food and social activities to homeless and vulnerable people in Bristol to help plug the gap in services at Christmas.

This past Christmas over 700 volunteers came together to give around 1300 homeless and vulnerable people in Bristol food, warmth, company and shelter.

Over the ten days that our Caring at Christmas 2017 project ran, we provided day support to an average of 84 people each day, bed spaces for an average of 47 people each night and served 3,902 meals.

Photo of volunteers in homeless charity at christmas
Caring at Christmas in numbers
700 Volunteers came together to help last Christmas
84 Average number of people helped each day
3902 meals served

We have many volunteering opportunities with Caring at Christmas. Volunteers can choose to be ‘guest-facing’, where they spend time with people staying at the shelter, chatting, playing board games, helping with laundry and providing support. Alternatively volunteers can choose to be ‘non-guest-facing’ where they can help in the kitchen or with other duties.

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