Give the safety of a home this Christmas

Monthly

One-off

£5

could pay for an urgent call to our helpline from someone facing eviction or rough sleeping

£25

could pay for emergency food and toiletries for someone’s first night off the streets

£140

could pay for 20 hot meals to make Christmas warmer for people in accommodation or sleeping rough

Other amount

Christmas is a time for friends and family, food and warmth. Sadly, this year, many thousands of people in Kent will be having a very different experience as they are pushed further into poverty by the coronavirus crisis.

People in our communities who were struggling to afford rent, heating and food before the pandemic are now in a desperate situation.

Employment uncertainty is affecting thousands and attached to every job loss is a person with a life, sometimes a family. Every day they are facing impossible choices about keeping a roof over their head and paying for essentials.

Here in Kent, more people than ever are at risk of homelessness this Christmas because of the coronavirus outbreak.


Audrey* knows what it’s like to experience the misery of life on the streets. After leaving her abusive partner, she was forced to sleep rough over the winter.

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For six horrendous months, I lived in a tent on one of Kent’s beaches. It was freezing cold and terrifying. Porchlight saved my life. They gave me a safe place to call home and the help I needed to make a new start.

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We want to be here to help everyone who needs us. But our services are being stretched and the number of people in crisis is increasing.

Everyone deserves safety and protection during these difficult times. We’re here to make sure that the most vulnerable are not forgotten and that no one has to face this crisis alone.

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£5 could pay for an urgent call to our helpline from someone facing eviction or rough sleeping
Donate now

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£25 could pay for emergency food and medicine for someone’s first nights off the streets
Donate now

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£140 could pay for 20 hot meals to make Christmas warmer for people in accommodation or sleeping rough

Donate now

Prefer to donate over the phone?

A short call could make all the difference to a homeless or vulnerable person in Kent. If you are unable to donate online or prefer to donate over the phone please call us on 01227 813199

Or if you’d like to send a cheque in the post you can find out more on our contact us page.

*We have changed Audrey's name to protect her identity but her story is true.