The Help the Homeless Society began in 2013 as a small group of students who were dissatisfied with the plight of rough sleepers in Liverpool, and wanted to do something to help change it. Since then the society has grown to incorporate an emphasis on supporting refugees and asylum seekers and has become one of the biggest societies in the Guild. We are a compassionate, active society who put making a positive change towards social justice at the heart of what we do.
In the past we have held weekly volunteering sessions: the Breakfast Kitchen at local initial accommodation centres for asylum seekers; the Sandwich deliveries taking unsold sandwiches from The Guild shop and Starbucks down to Mildmay and Whitechapel; and Merseyaid donation packing in Huyton. Other popular events have been our charity fundraisers Do Good Disco, Craft Funkfoom and Raise the Roof, along with informational talks such as the refugee panel discussion and talks from Refugee Women Connect and the Whitechapel Centre.
Follow us on social media and through your society membership to keep up to date with our volunteering, fundraising and activism activities throughout this year! We have so much fun stuff planned and can't wait to work with you all to help make a positive change to our community here in Liverpool!
Guild Awards 2019 Winner – Fundraiser of the Year