Glasgow City Mission

We are proud of our enduring community partnership with Glasgow City Mission, now in its 7th year!  This season we supported the charity's  Overnight Welcome Centre, which provides a safe, warm place to sleep for those who would otherwise be rough sleeping. Our amazing supporters raised an incredible £40,000 by taking part in the 2021 Big Ibrox Sleep Out and this money was split between Glasgow City Mission and the Foundation.

Half the funds raised helps ensure people without anywhere else to go, are welcomed, valued and given the best support and advice to get into appropriate accommodation.

The remaining half of the funds will support the Foundation’s life-changing work in the community, including: the expansion of the Foundation’s Dream Fund experiences;  helping vulnerable young people attain more at school and projects with key charity partners such as Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity and Age Scotland.

Jack Geddes, Marketing and Fundraising Manager at Glasgow City Mission, said:

“Once again, we are delighted to send our grateful thanks to all at the Rangers Charity Foundation for your incredible donation. Your continued support of our Overnight Welcome Centre (OWC) is a blessing to us. We can confirm that your donation will cover all running costs for the OWC for 24 days.

"For the second year running, we have hosted the OWC in a city centre hotel with our staff available 24/7 to support our guests as we move them onto a more permanent housing solution. In addition to a room, we serve breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. We also have two Housing Support officers who follow up with all guests that pass through the OWC. They keep track of where the guests are housed and they support them in anything they need to move forward in their life.”

Supporters have raised an incredible £250,000 for homeless projects over the last seven years, the majority of which has helped Glasgow City Mission deliver crucial and ground-breaking projects addressing the causes and effects of homelessness in our city. We also supported several important homeless projects with Simon Community Scotland. 

In the first ever Sleep Outs, supporters raised £70,000, which kept Glasgow City Mission's Winter Night Shelter open during the month of March, when it would usually be closed, for the next three years, as well as paying for advocacy services for those forced to use the shelter.

Subsequently, funds raised by the Rangers support paid for 17,000 hot meals for the charity’s Evening Drop-in Service and furnished and decorated up to ten new homes for homeless people as part of the Housing First scheme.  

 

About Glasgow City Mission

Glasgow City Mission is the world’s first City Mission and has been helping vulnerable adults and children by fighting against poverty and disadvantage since 1826.

The charity works with adults and children who are often leading chaotic or difficult lives to help them break free from their oppressive situations which may involve homelessness, addiction, poverty, family breakdown, prostitution or emotional issues.