Photo credit: Boris A, a former guest of Glass Door. 

The holidays are a really difficult time of year when you are on the street. You’re cut off from family. Nothing is open. In doorways, you see everyone celebrating, and it is lonely. 

Eddie used to be a guest. Now he volunteers at the drop-in and works in the night shelters.

Eddie used to be a guest. Now he volunteers at the drop-in and works in the night shelters.Eddie recalls how difficult the holidays were for him. He slept rough for 26 years before staying in the Glass Door shelters and turning his life around (read his story here).

Glass Door opens its doors all winter long to anyone who needs us. During the festive Christmas period, volunteers decorate the shelters and share meals around communal tables, gifts are distributed, and the week is filled with good cheer. At Glass Door, our guests find a sense of community, giving them a bit of hope and stability over the holidays.

Will you help others like Eddie and Boris (the photographer of our Appeal photo) find a way off the streets this Christmas?

Our goal is to raise enough funds to cover two weeks of shelter for 100 guests, from 19 December 2017 to 2 January 2018.

Here's how your gift could help people who are homeless and vulnerable in West London: 

  • £15 can pay for new underwear, socks and toiletries.
  • £23 covers one night of accommodation with meals and access to more.
  • £50 could fund meetings with a caseworker who helps find housing and jobs. 
  • £250 might contribute to the start-up costs for someone to move into a new home. 

Consider donating online, setting up your own fundraising initiative, or send a cheque payable to "Glass Door" marked "Shelter & Hope" on the back and post with a Gift Aid form

Says Eddie:

Being a previous guest of the Glass Door shelters, I know what a difference their work can make. Homelessness affects everyone. Together we can make a difference. Please help and give somebody else hope. 


On behalf of our staff, volunteers and guests, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.