News & events:World Homeless Day 2019

Wear Orange for World Homeless Day!

On Thursday 10th October 2019, people around the world will mark World Homeless Day – and we’d like you to join us.

Join the West End Homelessness campaign to raise awareness and funds for your local homelessness charity – The Connection at St Martin’s – by setting aside this day to Wear Orange, hold a fundraiser in your office, and support people who are experiencing homelessness in our local community.

We’ve chosen orange as it is a highly visible colour – perfect to highlight a community who are not always visible.

Wear Orange
Donate £5 to ‘Go Orange’ for the day by wearing an orange item of clothing or orange accessories.

Download our fundraising pack and set your fundraising goal:

  • £50 could fund a Night’s Stay in our Emergency Accommodation, complete with showers, laundry, a hot meal and NHS services. Whilst with us, guests will receive specialist support to access accommodation.
  • £250 could fund one of our Friday Outreach Club sessions. These are quiet sessions for people who might feel nervous about accessing our busy Drop-In. They are vital when supporting people who are struggling with poor mental or physical health as we can arrange for nurses and doctors to attend.
  • £500 could fund a whole week of street outreach in your local area. The Street Engagement Team will make contact with vulnerable people, build trust, and support them away from the streets.

You can order fundraising materials using the order form here – and even download some bunting for the office!

Join the online community
Take photos of your team in orange and your fundraising activities to share with us.
Twitter: @homelesslondon
Instagram: @connection_homeless
#wearorange #worldhomelessday

Order cookies from our Social Enterprise – Making The Connection
We have two delicious flavours on offer:

  • Orange & Cranberry cookies
  • Orange & Chocolate cookies

Order yours before 5pm on Monday 7th October and we’ll deliver them to your offices by 3pm on Thursday 10th October!