Since 2009, Central Church have raised over £270,000 for projects both at home and abroad. Just Christmas is an invitation to do Christmas differently – focussing on giving to others in recognition of the gift of life we have been given through Jesus.
This year, we're aiming to raise £20,000 to support the following projects:
1) Bethany Christian Trust’s ‘Buy a Bed’ campaign. Bethany is one of our partner charities, and we want to raise £10,500 to provide over 500 warm and safe places to sleep at their Welcome Centre for those affected by homelessness.
2) The Hamper Project. For many, Christmas can be a very isolating and challenging time of year. We are putting together 50 hampers to give to those who are supported through our CAP Centre, and we are also collaborating with Edinburgh City Mission and other churches across the City to give 230 hampers out to refugees, asylum seekers and those who have no recourse to public funds
3) Soul Food is our free weekly Community Meal we provide at Central. We are one of a number of Soul Foods accross the City giving free quality food to those in need. We would love to raise enough money to support the cost of 5,000 free hot meals for those who need it across our city.