Publisher helps make Christmas Day one to remember for many homeless
Woodmansterne Publications is looking to add some festive cheer for those experiencing homelessness by supporting the Crisis At Christmas charity project through the donation of hundreds of seasonal cards as well as some everyday and occasions designs.
This year, Crisis will be providing a warm welcome for 600 people experiencing homelessness at its residential hotels and day centres across London, where they will receive companionship, food and the support they need to begin their journey to leave homelessness behind.
Adding to the festivities this year, Woodmansterne had no hesitation in responding to a request from the charity that each person coming in out of the cold at the London centres to enjoy a warm place to sleep and a Christmas dinner will receive a personal handwritten card on Christmas morning..
Sharing her thanks and recognising the value of receiving greeting cards Ella Zamir, corporate partnerships account manager of Crisis, said: “We all know the joy of opening up a greeting card, and on Christmas Day our guests will wake up to their own card in addition to a traditional Christmas lunch and the support of our army of volunteers.
“Thank you to Woodmansterne for giving the gift of a festive greeting to Crisis this Christmas!”
In addition to donating 600 festive cards to the Crisis At Christmas warehouse, Woodmansterne has also sent another 200 both Christmas and everyday cards to the charity’s Brent Centre in north London.
Kate Leach, Woodmansterne’s head of marketing, told PG Buzz: “Crisis is a charity close to my heart and I’ve supported it personally for many years, so it was wonderful to connect with Ella and her team in order that Woodmansterne could support this vital charity and hopefully bring a little joy to people facing a difficult Christmas.
“We all know the benefits of receiving a card has on our wellbeing, so to have this opportunity to ensure that each resident at the Crisis London centres will be receiving a card on Christmas morning this year is a small gesture that will hopefully mean a lot.”
Giving to Crisis At Christmas provides a lifeline to people facing homelessness over the festive season – a warm place of comfort, care and company – and it also provides a stepping stone towards a long-term secure home.
The charity provides hope at a time when things might feel hopeless, a sense of community at a time of year which can be isolating for many and, the support for people through the winter – with food, care, tailored advice and help with a safe place to stay – can help them start to plan for life beyond homelessness.
To find out more about Crisis At Christmas, and to donate as well as discover how to get involved as a volunteer head to https://www.crisis.org.uk/crisis-at-christmas/.