Jennifer and Dawn are braving the elements to raise awareness and funds for the new Social Bite Village here in Edinburgh.
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We will be braving a cold Scottish winters night on December 15th and sleeping outside from 7pm to 7am with only a sleeping bag to see us through. We want to raise funds to help break the cycle of homelessness. All of the money we raise will be devoted to building a Social Bite Village for the homeless in Edinburgh. Through this project the aim is to break the cycle of homelessness for 20 people every single year and create a blueprint for tackling homelessness full circle.”
Jennifer and Dawn have volunteered to take part in a CEO sleep-out to help kickstart a campaign to raise the £500,000 needed to set up the project. They would love you to support them and this amazing project! Any donations no matter how small or large will be much appreciated. If everyone gave even £10 (or of course you can give a lot more!) we would be delighted.
The Scottish charity Social Bite, the social enterprise, which runs a chain of sandwich shops across Scotland that train and employ homeless staff, are aiming to build 10 purpose-built, low-cost, eco-friendly homes in Granton, Edinburgh to help end the vicious cycle of homelessness.
Josh Littlejohn, founder, says ‘20 residents will stay in the supervised “village” environment with access to counselling, addiction therapy and budgeting advice, for up to a year before moving on to more permanent accommodation. This village will not only put roofs over people’s heads but will also be paired with full support to help them get back on their feet with links to employment opportunities’.
The CEO Sleepout will take place in Charlotte Square in Edinburgh on Thursday December 15th 2016. Christmas is a time of year where we eat, drink and get merry with our families and friends, but it is also an incredibly lonely and harsh time for our homeless populations. We think this is such a great idea and a worthy cause! Thank you for your support.