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Churches and religious organisations of many faiths play a central role in this charity. We believe our work is a wonderful example of people from different backgrounds working together with the central aim of alleviating suffering. Regardless of religious faith, we share an ethos that recognises an inherent dignity in everyone.

Here are a few examples of how to get involved:

  • Many churches of different denominations provide the free loan of their premises and organise volunteer teams. They are the backbone of this organisation, allowing us to run shelters in what would otherwise be an under-utilised resource overnight.
  • Many others religious organisations provide financial support, arrange special collections during harvest, Christmas, Homelessness Sunday (28 January 2018) and/or Easter.
  • Faith based groups from non-Christian backgrounds also help in various ways; some regularly contribute funds and much-appreciated items we need. Others organise volunteer teams that step in during Christmas, when our regular teams are unavailable.
  • Many religious groups organise fundraising events in aid of Glass Door. Consider having a Glass Door stall at your next church fete. Organise a concert. Hold a Sleep Out on the grounds of your church or send a team to our annual Sleep Out in October at the Duke of York Square. Do let us know if you are planning something. 

Homeless Sunday: 13 October 2019

Homeless Sunday has been part of the Christian calendar for more than a quarter of a century. Churches of all denominations and people of all faiths can use the occasion to show solidarity with those experiencing homelessness and to reflect and plan practical action on homelessness.

In 2019, the focus is ‘The impact of volunteering on the volunteer’. Consider joining Glass Door's Homeless Sunday service at St Luke's Church in Chelsea on 13 October or hosting your own. Get in touch if we can support you by providing materials or speakers.

Housing Justice provides advice and resources online here: https://www.housingjustice.org.uk/news/news

We are deeply grateful for and encouraged by the generosity of the religious community in London. If you would like to find out how your organisation can get involved, we welcome you to contact us.