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We choose charities for the work that they do locally and for the wide range of people they support in and around St Albans. In 2020, our charities are:
Since 1993 Open Door, with the help of the St Albans’ community, has supported over 7,000 people who have experienced homelessness and been at risk of sleeping rough. The Charity funds improvements to the Open Door shelter, as well as covering the costs of outreach services and the volunteer coordinator.
Hightown Housing Association now operates the Open Door facility.
The Open Door Charity focusses its efforts on fundraising to support and develop homelessness services, and recruiting new volunteers.
Open Door will receive one half of the donations we receive this year.
One in five of the UK population are living in poverty.
We want to make sure that no one in our local community has to go hungry, but we need your donations to make this happen.
St Albans & District Foodbank will receive one half of the donations we receive this year