Our Christmas Card this Year – Houses for the Homeless
As a London based agency, homelessness has always been a cause we feel an immediate connection with.
Last year 8,108 people slept rough in London and many forecasts say this winter will be the worst in 20 years for homelessness.
So, this year, we decided to do something different and more worthwhile with our Christmas cards by supporting a charity that is doing amazing work for homelessness in our city.
Thames Reach work directly with homeless people, focusing on helping those sleeping rough to move off the streets. The run numerous hostels, along with outreach services as well as focusing on the prevention of homelessness via recovery services help vulnerable and formerly homeless people to get their lives back on track. We were also hugely impressed with their fantastic Employment Academy, which helps people in the local community to find work and access training.
So, when you see your paper house lantern from us, enjoy its festive glow, but also spare a thought for those without a home this Christmas.
We will be donating £1 for every lantern we send out, but if you would add to this please support Thames Reach with us: http://www.thamesreach.org.uk/support-us/