This is an annual Christmas shelter for homeless people formerly known as Quaker Open Christmas.

It is a successful Quaker project that has helped thousands since its inception in 1967.

In 2008, with the help of more than 70 volunteers, the Quaker Christmas Shelter fed more than 75 people for dinner every evening, had up to 27 people as overnight guests every night and moved four people into detox during the week.

Most important, every guest left with a place to move onward to, such as another shelter or hostel.

Quaker Concern for Animals has been helping for several years now, giving a donation to feed the companion dogs. It is not easy for homeless people with dogs to find a shelter over Christmas.

Happy dog at the 2008 shelter

Happy dog at the 2008 shelter

Quaker Homeless Action (QHA) relies entirely on British Quakers to provide funds for their innovative, exciting and respected projects.

Perhaps your Meeting would like to support them.