Homelessness in London Homelessness FAQs How can I help homeless people in my area? There are many ways to help. Take a look at our list of top eight ways to make a difference. A smile or kind word to someone you suspect may be sleeping rough is almost always appreciated. Compassion and kindness can go a long way. Donations to your local homeless charity are always appreciated. Glass Door has set up campaigns to raise money so we can continue to run our winter shelters and our year-round support services. We often have more people offering to volunteer than we can currently accommodate, but do keep an eye on our volunteering page to find out about opportunities. Around Christmas, we get a lot of extremely generous donations of items like clothes and coats, but we don't have vast storage space. Consider watching our Things We Need page and consider donating things like socks, new underwear, old towels, toiletries and canned items throughout the year, so that items are available for when people need them. Thank you for your support. If you can spare a regular monthly donation, this helps us to plan ahead and develop long-term programs that help individuals get back on their feet.