Centrepoint relaunches ‘More than a Gift’ to support growing numbers of homeless this Christmas
November 24, 2011 Leave a comment
Last Christmas, the number of people experiencing homelessness in the UK jumped by 15 per cent from the previous year, and more than a third of this increase was made up of young people between the ages of 16 and 24.
This year, Centrepoint – the UK’s leading charity for homeless young people – is urging others to support those who will find themselves in this difficult and often frightening situation by purchasing a gift for a homeless young person from its new ’More than a Gift‘ site.
Centrepoint has now launched its ‘More than a Gift’ website for 2011 with a number of new gift options to choose from, either for or on behalf of a loved one this Christmas. These virtual presents will mean that a real difference can be made to the young and homeless. From as little as £5, you could give a meal; a book; a bed for the night and so much more to those in need.
You can help Centrepoint to ensure a merry Christmas for all. The gifts available cater for any kind of donation: £5 could buy a meal; £31 could buy a bed for the night; £144 could supply a room for two years as well as counselling and careers advice; but the difference any of these will make is priceless.
You can also purchase gift boxes which could give those who receive it a whole package of the support they need for a fresh start. Not only that, but you will also be sent a personalised e-card for your friends and family detailing your donation with your message.
So during this time of giving, spare a thought for those who don’t know where to turn and head to www.centrepointgifts.org.uk and change someone’s life today.