Your school could help tackle homelessness in Glasgow
Pupils can learn about and tackle significant social problems in their city and enable the provision of much-needed practical help for homeless and vulnerable people by working in partnership with Glasgow City Mission. These learning experiences can easily achieve the Curriculum for Excellence Outcomes in particular ‘Responsible Citizens’.
Schools from across Greater Glasgow and beyond have been supporting us for many years tackle homelessness by fundraising or donating gifts in kind and have made a significant difference.
Ways your pupils can get involved
From cake sales to talent shows, school discos to young enterprise schemes, non-uniform days to sponsored sleep-outs, lots of schools have raised lots of money to help people affected by homelessness and poverty right on their doorstep.
Not only do our clients receive significant help, your pupils will also learn more about the social problems in their city as a result and play an active part in tackling them.
Harvest is a festival where traditionally we give thanks to God for His goodness throughout the year, and share with others who are in need. Could your school share your lunch with someone in Glasgow this Harvest?
Schools can get involved by holding a Harvest offering at your assembly.
- Harvest offering and fundraising: for every £5 raised, someone who is homeless or lonley can enjoy a wholesome lunch at Glasgow City Mission.
Youth Philanthropy Initiative
A superb active citizenship programme where pupils investigate a local social issue, identify a local charity making a difference, and then present their findings to their year group. Winning groups are put through to a final to win £3,000 from YPI to the charity. Pupils develop presentation and team building skills, become active citizens in their communities, and charities stand the chance to secure a significant sum of money.
A number of schools have chosen Glasgow City Mission as their charity and have won the grand prize for us significantly helping the vulnerable people we serve. Find out more.
- Glasgow City Mission videos
- Homelessness and Poverty fact sheet (pdf)
- Guide to Glasgow City Mission services (pdf, 5mb)
- Fundraising toolkit from Glasgow City Mission
- Harvest resources
- Religious Education resources from YFC featuring Glasgow City Mission
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