Giving Tuesday is a day dedicated to celebrate and encourage people to do good. It’s about making a difference to causes around the world. Over the last decade, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

There are lots of ways to give today.  You can volunteer your time; donate money; share your skills; campaign for change; donate goods or clothes; organise a community event or a coffee morning. The list really is endless.

If you fancy giving to Shelter Scotland this #GivingTuesday, here are 5 ideas to get you started.

Be part of the fight.  With your help, we’ll empower private renters, ensure more social homes are built and be there for anyone fighting housing injustice. Find out about our campaign work here and how you can get involved:

From serving customers in one of our 30 shops to being part of our work with clients – there are so many ways you can volunteer with us.  We welcome all applicants of 14+ especially if you have lived experience of homelessness or housing issues. Email

Having a clear out? You can send your unwanted items to our charity shops by using Shelter Scotland’s free Collect+ service.  All you need is some packaging to pack up your donations. It’s easy, free and you’ll be helping fight the housing emergency with every item you donate.

We would love to accept any of your pre-loved goods in excellent condition.  We’re especially in need of:

  • Clothing and footwear: premium quality branded or designer clothes and shoes
  • Accessories: including bags, sunglasses, belts, and hats
  • Jewellery: either modern or vintage
  • Books: any genre, in good condition
  • Homeware: ornaments or collectibles, either modern or vintage
  • Tableware: good quality ceramic tableware

We can’t accept CDs or DVDs,

Whether you’re running, knitting, or abseiling, the money you raise will help make our housing system fairer.  Download our fundraising pack and organise your own event – we’ve lots of ideas on our website.

The housing emergency is having a huge impact on children and families. No child should ever have to put on a brave face when experiencing homelessness, especially during Christmas. Yet, in Scotland, more than 9,595 children who are homeless, do.

Many children will spend Christmas this year crammed into one room. Families will be sleeping on sofas, staying with friends and relations, with no permanent place to call home.

We can be a force for good on #GivingTuesday.  If you can – help us be there when it matters most. Donate now.