Homeless Street Angels Blog

Helping the Homeless Through COVID-19

Where do you isolate from a global pandemic when you are homeless? Everyone is struggling at the moment with coronavirus, we are all being told to stay home and stay safe, but what do you do when your home is the cold, wet pavements! With social distancing, self-isolating and lockdown restrictions, it has been very…

Homeless at Christmas 2019

We help the homeless throughout the year but Christmas is a particularly hard time for our homeless friends. As they are sat on the cold ground watching everyone buying their loved ones gifts it can make them feel even lower. This is why we try to make Christmas an extra special time of the year…

Santa Sack Appeal 2019

Last year at Christmas time we put together Santa sacks full of presents for our homeless friends to open on Christmas Eve.  They were full of essentials such as toiletries, hand warmers, underwear and lots more, all individually wrapped so they had lots of presents to wake up to. On Christmas Eve, many volunteers turned up…

Food Parcels

So aswell as the food we take out every Thursday on our outreach we are also always desperate for items for our food parcels-to some of these guys these can be life saving. When we manage to help our guys get off the streets they have to get used to living in a home. So…

Awards

Welcome back to the Homeless Street Angels Blog! As you know from the last blog post about the Yorkshire Choice Awards, we had been nominated for Local Fundraiser of the Year and one of our younger volunteers was nominated for Young Achiever of the Year. One of our Co-Founders Becky Joyce was also nominated for…

An Average City Centre Thursday Night

The days leading up to Thursday night On the week leading up to a Thursday night, there is lots of preparation to be done… First things first, we have lots of generous donations to go pick up from people. We then take these donations and sort them into different bags ready for Thursday nights. We…

Yorkshire Choice Awards

Last year, Becky Joyce, one of the directors of Homeless Street Angels was nominated and won the award for Volunteer of the Year at Yorkshire Choice Awards. This year as a charity we have been nominated for Local Fundraiser of the Year at the Yorkshire Choice Awards Also Becky’s daughter, Naomi Lister Joyce has been…

Homeless at Christmas

We help the homeless throughout the year but Christmas is a particularly hard time for our homeless friends. As they are sat on the cold ground watching everyone buying their loved ones gifts it can make them feel even lower. This is why we try to make Christmas an extra special time of the year…

Santa Sack Appeal – On The Night

To start the night, we had lots of amazing donations ready to sort and wrap for our homeless friends. From men’s and women’s gifts to lots and lots of chocolate!  We started by sorting all the donations into boxes of different categories: men’s, women’s, chocolate and hats, scarves and gloves. Throughout the night, people brought…

Helping our friends get off the streets

So many of you know us for what we do on the streets for our homeless friends but it doesn’t stop there – that is just the beginning, our long-term goal is to get our friends off the streets and in a home of their own and help them to rebuild their lives. This takes…

£5 Survival Bags

Now that the winter months have arrived and the nights become colder, our homeless friends will continue to live on the streets until we can help them to their forever homes. At times through this winter, you will probably walk/past/cycle one of our homeless friends, and they will likely need a friendly hand at some…

Homeless Doggies

So as many of you know, dogs are a man’s best friend… this is quite literal on the streets. As many of our homeless friends have doggie friends.  Every week when we go out to feed our homeless friends we also, take food and clothes out for their furry friends. We are always in need…

Rememberance Day

Sunday 11th November is a day where we all remember, appreciate and respect those that lost their lives at war. Sadly, it will come as little surprise to you that many of our homeless friends, were serving men and women at some point in their lifetimes. Whilst we wear our poppies to commemorate the brave…

Santa Sack Appeal

Last year at Christmas time we put together backpacks full of presents for our homeless friends to open on Christmas Eve. They were full of essentials such as toiletries, hand warmers, underwear and lots more, all individually wrapped so they had lots of presents to wake up to.  Over 100 rucksacks were filled on the night…

Why We Do What We Do

So for our first post, we thought we would like to say why we enjoy and love what we do. We asked our city centre outreach team to tell us why they come out to help the homeless. Becky, one of the founders and directors of Homeless Street Angels said, “I love to make our…