Homelessness charity calling on YOU to donate just £3 today.On Friday 4 December Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity, is calling on people across the country to bin the boots, and shun their shoes. Instead they want everyone to put their foot down for the thousands of homeless families, and wear their slippers for Shelter.
On Christmas morning 100,000 children in Britain will be without a home. Trapped in unsuitable emergency accommodation, they will wake up in hostels and B&Bs; forced to spend their day cramped in a solitary room, with no space for a tree, and nowhere to cook Christmas dinner.
This is no place for a child. And that is why Shelter is calling on people to support Slippers for Shelter and help them tackle the housing crisis in three simple steps.
1. Wear your slippers into work, school or just to the shops
2. Donate £3 to Shelter
3. Take a selfie of your slippered feet and share on social media to spread the word, with the hashtag #SlippersforShelter
Campbell Robb, Chief Executive of Shelter explained: “Not a single child should be homeless at Christmas, so this shocking milestone of 100,000 homeless children highlights the devastating depths our housing crisis has reached.
“Support and advice from Shelter can be the difference between losing your home and keeping it, and we want to be there for every family who needs us.”
Shelter website editor and Doncaster Rovers supporter Glen Wilson added: “A home in which to celebrate Christmas is something we all often take for granted. Yet there are 100,000 children this year for whom that remains just a dream.
“Wearing your slippers to the office, to school, or even for a kickabout is a really simple way to help Shelter be there for these children and their families. Last December Shelter’s helpline and local advice centres helped thousands of families battling with bad housing and homelessness. That’s why we want as many people as possible to wear their slippers and help us ensure no call for help goes unanswered.”
You can find out more information on Slippers for Shelter at www.shelter.org.uk/slippers