Interfaith Glasgow is a Scottish charity fostering understanding, respect, and cooperation between Glasgow’s diverse faith and belief communities. Our Weekend Club project involves working with an interfaith team of volunteers to support refugees, asylum seekers, and new migrants, many of whom arrive in Glasgow with little or no English or money, unable to work, and suffering the effects of trauma. The Weekend Club hosts family-friendly events that help New Scots build social connections, get to know Glasgow and Scotland better, share their own cultures, and practise speaking English.
During the height of the pandemic events continued online, and in the Autumn, we were delighted to return to in-person events. While it has been wonderful to see old and new participants face-to-face after 18 months of online events, it has also highlighted what a difficult year this has been for our Weekend Club families.
We’d love your help to treat the children to a Christmas present to brighten the holidays. We’re hoping to reach our £1000 target by Friday 10th December so we can give presents out at our Christmas party on Saturday 11th December. Because the party is an in-person event, numbers attending will be restricted, but we will deliver presents to those who have registered on the waiting list and who are not able to attend the party in person.
Please give what you can here and help us show refugee families that people care!
(NB: if we raise more than our target, any additional funds will be used to help us continue delivering our Weekend Club project).