SIFA Fireside (homeless charity in Birmingham) was founded by a Catholic nun, Sr Sabina.
Next week they are holding the ‘Big Brummie Campout’ to raise funds. We thought this might be an activity that some of our families might like to do at home, to help othere, during the school closures – please find info below.
A message from SIFA Fireside (Homeless charity)
‘The Big Brummie Campout is happening in under two weeks and we are very excited for everyone to get involved.
On Friday the 8th May we are asking friends and families to set up camp in their back gardens, build make-shift dens on balcony’s or cushion castles in their front rooms to raise money for SIFA Fireside.
To sign up as a ‘camper’ we are asking supporters to donate a minimum £5 to the appeal, in return for access to an exclusive Activity pack filled with fun activities including stargazing and leaf printing. The pack will have everything needed for an evening under the stars, including family-friendly recipes and craft activities. The evening will also help bring people together, with a hosted live stream, music performances, and the chance to share camping experiences on social media.
The campaign is being launched as part of our emergency #SIFASurvives appeal, launched in response to a reduction in support due to the Coronavirus epidemic. We’re looking to raise £50,000 over the coming months so that we can continue providing homeless and vulnerable adults access to key services such as showers and health clinics, whilst also helping them to work towards a brighter future.
Thank you so much for your support to SIFA Fireside and the work that we do.’
If you’d like to find out more and donate to this very worthy local cause please see here…
If you do decide to take part, you might want to include a prayer moment in your campout – some good resources can be found online, including here:
Or you might want to read Matthew 25:34-40 and then write or share your own prayers.
Pope Francis has been active on homelessness throughout his papacy, including during the coronavirus:
Children could research the various initiatives he’s been involved in (including setting up showers for rough sleepers in the Vatican!).