18 November 2016

Christmas can be a lonely time for young people living in supported housing, which is why we are asking for your help with our Christmas appeal.

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For most people, Christmas is a time for giving and for helping others. Last year, we supported 167 young people living in our accommodation, who would otherwise be homeless.

Give a present to a young resident

Our appeal is your chance to donate a present to one of our residents, something small to the value of about £5. For many of our young people this will be the only thing they will receive this year. Presents should be wrapped and labelled male or female and should be non-alcoholic.


Make a donation

If you prefer not to give a present, but have been inspired to support our work, please make a donation to help us do more. Your donation of:

£5 –     Could help us provide a gift to a YMCA resident this Christmas

£12 –   Could sponsor a room for a young person who would otherwise be homeless for one month

£22 –   Could provide an hour and a half of personalised 1:1 support tailored towards a young person’s needs

£50 –   Could provide two coaches to lead a community-based session introducing young people to new sports and activities

£67 –   Could pay for a member of the housing team to bring some festive cheer to our young residents over the Christmas period

£84 –  Could keep our minibus on the road for a month, enabling us to bring people together

£144 – Could sponsor a room for a year. Providing a safe and supported home for a young person with nowhere else to go

£170 – Could fund the certification for one young person to gain a Level 1 accredited training course, equipping them with skills to help              find employment.

Present drop off locations

Please take your present to any of the following of our housing projects:

  • YMCA Daimler Green, Endeavour Court, 20 Chelmarsh, Daimler Green Coventry CV6 3LB
  • YMCA St Margarets, 1 St Margarets Road, Coventry CV1 2BT
  • YMCA Lucas House, 2A Craven Road, Rugby CV21 3HY

Thank you for your support. If you have any questions please email events@ymca-cw.org.uk