Every penny of profit from Caring Christmas Trees goes right back into the work of Bethany Christian Trust, helping to fund our vital, lifesaving work throughout the winter.
Bethany has been active in Scotland since it started in 1983 as a grassroots operation serving homeless people in Leith. It has since expanded to support almost 7,000 people a year across the whole of Scotland. The charity’s services focus on Homelessness Prevention, Crisis Intervention and Housing with Support, alleviating the suffering and meeting the long term needs of homeless and vulnerable people in Scotland.
By purchasing a Caring Christmas Tree, you are helping to fund operations this winter such as:
Move on Support
We provide focused, one-to-one support to help newly rehoused people sustain their tenancies. We offer mentorship and guidance on issues such as financial planning, employment and more. We want people to feel secure in their homes in all seasons.
We provide longer term residential units for people recovering from substance abuse, younger people who have experienced homelessness, and men and women who have found themselves in desperate situations.
Community Support and Development
Social isolation is one of the major factors that can lead to homelessness. We have teams of community workers who are adapting their work to ensure that anyone experiencing loneliness can find a place or a person to connect with during the winter.
Plus many, many more. Head to Bethany’s website to find out more
A special note about the Welcome Centre
Although in previous years, the funds raised by Caring Christmas Trees directly supported our winter emergency overnight accommodation, this service is now fully funded by other sources and thus the funds raised now goes directly to our other winter work, as detailed above.
The Rapid Re-Accommodation Welcome Centre is held in an Edinburgh hotel for anyone who would otherwise be sleeping rough. Guests can then get connected to other services in the city with the aim of rapid re-accommodation and longer term solutions.