This Christmas, plenty of organisations need help to make sure everyone has a safe and warm Christmas. Here are 10 ways you can help organisations at home in Edinburgh this Christmas, from volunteering to donating.
1. Pay it forward at Social Bite
As an alternative to secret Santa, all Scotlands Social Bite cafes are asking for customers to pay forward a hot drink or meal for a homeless person over Christmas: https://social-bite.co.uk/christmas-campaign-2019/
2. Volunteer with Crisis
Most of Crisiss volunteering slots are now full for Christmas, but they still have slots for entertainers if you would like to help the homeless in person: https://www.crisis.org.uk/get-involved/christmas-volunteering-edinburgh/
3. Donate to a local food bank
Help those in need by dropping off donations at your local Edinburgh food bank. Do check the food banks website or give them a call first to see what items they need most.
4. Write a letter to someone whos been falsely imprisoned
Through Amnesty, you can write a pick-me-up letter to someone who has been falsely imprisoned this Christmas: https://www.amnesty.org/en/get-involved/write-for-rights/ a small action with a big impact.