Diocese of Portsmouth

Churches Homeless Action

Churches Homeless Action ensures that homelessness issues are kept on the churches’ agenda

What they will do

Churches Homeless Action (CHA) ensures that homelessness issues are kept on the churches’ agenda. they will make sure that the gift cards get to the agencies listed in time for Christmas so that people will know someone has thought of them.

CHA will make sure the agencies have sufficient vouchers to give to their clients for Christmas.

You are warmly invited to a carol celebration, where the gift cards will be handed to the agency representatives:

When: Friday 15th December 2017
Time: 12.00pm
Where: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road, Portsmouth PO1 5PA

Gift cards will be handed to the representatives of the agencies at the service and people from the projects will speak about what the project means to individuals and families. Free refreshments and a chance to meet the agencies and CHA members.

Make Christmas Special for Someone in Need

What Can You Do?

All you need to do is donate £5 gift cards from stores such as Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Argos, which will be given to people this Christmas through the following organisations:

Please only buy £5 vouchers so we can share them out fairly.
  • Women’s Aid
  • St Simon’s Church
  • SDAS (Southern Domestic Abuse Service)
  • Society of St James
  • The LifeHouse
  • Roberts Centre
  • Two Saints
  • Friends Without Borders
  • Hope House
  • Portsmouth Churches Housing Association
  • Portsmouth Foyer - Younger Persons
Send your £5 gift cards before 13th December 2017 to:
Deanery Office, St Faiths Church, Crasswell Street, Portsmouth PO1 1HT
Gift cards need to arrive before: 13th December 2017

You can write a card to go with the voucher which personalises the gift. However, please do not give your name and/or address and do not seal the envelope. 

For more information, to get in involved in helping the homeless or if your church or group would like a speaker from a CHA supported organisation, email  enquiries@churcheshomelessaction.org or visit www.churcheshomelessaction.org

CHA want to say thank you forall your support; all donations go direct to people who are homeless or vulnerable to being made homeless