Slippers for Shelter to help homeless children this Christmas

  • Slippers for Shelter to help homeless children this Christmas

Join in on Friday 4 December and raise money for families in need

School children across the country are getting ready to give their old school shoes the boot, and slide on their slippers instead – all in support of children who will be homeless this Christmas.

Around 100,000 children in Britain facing the prospect of waking up homeless on Christmas morning, and charity Shelter is calling on schools to take part in their Christmas appeal, Slippers for Shelter.

On Friday 4th December, schoolchildren can support Slippers for Shelter in three simple steps:
1. Wear your slippers into school
2. Donate just £1 or even £2 to Shelter
3. Take a Slipper selfie to share on social media with #slippersforshelter

This is an easy and ideal activity to get the whole school involved, as Slippers for Shelter is open to all ages and abilities. Schools can choose between holding Slipper assemblies, Slipper-themed classes or Slipper hunts at playtime, and even a Slippers-only Christmas party. To make things easy for schools, they will be able to download fun resources including activity sheets and posters.

TV presenter Gok Wan, who will also be keeping his feet cosy and comfy this Christmas by supporting Slippers for Shelter, said: “Just a little bit can go a long way towards helping the thousands of children in Britain who will be waking up homeless this Christmas. That’s why I’m putting my best foot forward and taking a slipper selfie, to support Slippers for Shelter.” 

Help make sure that every child has a place to call home and support Shelter to provide support and advice to the thousands of families struggling to keep a roof over their heads this Christmas.

To find out more or get involved, visit

Pie Corbett