Christmas Appeal

Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year. It unities families, allows people to spread love and inspires children to dream. We all have memories of waking up early on Christmas morning, and we all remember the excitement of looking under the tree to see what Santa brought for us.

But what about the growing number of children in Glasgow currently living in poverty? Waking up to empty bellies and nothing under the tree? Doesn’t everyone deserve a smile on Christmas morning?

This Christmas, Glasgow Care Foundation is asking for your support to put the magic into Christmas for those who are unable to do so themselves. We’re one of Glasgow’s oldest charities and since 1874, we’ve been supporting Glasgow’s poorest and most vulnerable citizens. We want to make this year, our 150th year, our biggest yet, helping more people than ever before. Each year, we raise money over Christmas to provide supermarket vouchers to families living in poverty to help with the cost of Christmas. This allows them to buy food for Christmas dinner, essential household goods or even a toy from Santa. We’re giving them the dignity of choice and offering a helping hand at what is most often the hardest time of the year.

Given the current cost of living crisis, more people than ever before are struggling, which is why we’re committed to providing more help than ever. But we can not do it alone. Donate now to allow us to help put the magic back into Christmas. 100% of money raised goes straight to those in need, meaning even the smallest amount can make the biggest difference. We might be a small charity, but we’re doing big things for Glasgow and we need your help to do it!


In Person

Come see us! We’ll be taking over the main concourse of Central Station on December 5th and 14th. We’ll be there throughout the day with vounteers collecting donations throughout. We’re asking commuters and donors to bring along supermarket gift vouchers which we will then distribute to those who need them. We will also be accepting cash donations on the day.

By Text

It’s never been easier to donate to Glasgow Care Foundation! All you have to do is text GLASGOWCARES to 70085 to donate £10. 


You can easily donate via our JustGiving page. Not only can you quickly, easily and securely donate to our Christmas campaign, you can also set up a monthly direct debit if you want to become a recurring donor. 

Donate NOW

And be the reason someone has a merry Christmas this year