Social Bites started as a small CIC offering employment via a sandwich shop, to homeless people who needed a helping hand off the streets.
Social Bites fundraising efforts have now grown to support a wider Scottish community of homeless people. And they continue to grow.
Did you hear about the amazing charity sleep out in Edinburgh in December?
"Hats off to our friends who slept out that cold December night, raising £3.6 million for the charity. We are very impressed with the amount raised for their work to end homelessness for good."
In December 2017 Social Bite invited 9,000 people to sleep out on a freezing December night.
“Alongside this event, Social Bite have commissioned a comprehensive study from Heriot Watt University, to be released in September, entitled ‘Eradicating Core Homelessness in Scotland’. Almost every single ground level homelessness charity in Scotland as well as the Scottish Government are contributing to the study in a series of focus groups. This study will shape a plan to eradicate homelessness in Scotland. We have set an ambitious time frame of only 5 years to solve this pressing Social Issue. With such human suffering on the streets of our small nation, it is important that we are impatient.”
The sleep out raised a fantastic amount of money for this charity’s continued work to end homelessness and we’re glad to have helped.
Congratulations to all who braved the cold to raise a fantastic amount to support this charities great work.
Read more about it here: https://www.sleepinthepark.co.uk/social-bite