Do something special for your local YMCA this World Homeless Day

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This Saturday 10th October World Homeless Day will be marked around the world in dozens of countries on all continents. The purpose of World Homeless Day is to highlight the needs of homeless people locally and provide an opportunity for communities to get involved and respond to those needs in practical ways.

We have come up with some you can do to get involved and support our work ahead of World Homeless Day:

  1. Become a mentor and support a young person in their journey towards employment or education. YMCA DLG’s Positive Placements project is always looking for volunteers who could act as role models and inspire young people living in supported housing to make positive changes in their lives. Click here for more info.
  2. Donate waterproofs and warm clothing. With colder weather conditions fast approaching YMCA DLG’s YAC Housing Advice Service in Brighton is collecting donations of good quality winter clothes, gloves, socks and thermos flasks that could be used to support young people in the city during periods of rough sleeping. Call 01273 828828 to arrange a drop-off.
  3. Make a monetary donation or organise a fundraising event. You can make a one-off donation, set up monthly donations or organise your own fundraising event for YMCA DLG and ask you friends and family to support the cause. Click here to visit YMCA DLG Just Giving page to donate or to create your event.
  4. Take part in YMCA DLG Sleep Easy next March. Sleep Easy is a fundraising event where a group of people spend one night sleeping out under the stars to raise money for their local YMCA. To find out more about Sleep Easy email communications@ymcadlg.org

To find out more about World Homeless Day click here.

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