Homeless charity Crisis has asked HR departments if they will give gifts to staff that ‘do good’ as well as ‘taste good’.
The charity is calling on employers to buy Crisis Christmas puddings with ‘all the trimmings’ to offer to staff as gifts at Christmas. Every pudding bought will give a homeless person a Christmas dinner at this year’s Crisis Open Christmas.
Far from being brussels sprouts and stuffing, in this instance, ‘all the trimmings’ means a homeless person will get to see a doctor, dentist, talk to a counsellor, have their hair done and take part in a range of activities and training opportunities that may one day lead to employment.
Chris Askew, director of fundraising at Crisis, said there was an underclass of hidden homeless people, trapped because they cannot get the help they need.
“By buying a Crisis pudding, you will be helping them to access services, not just at Christmas but year round,” he said.
The puddings are available for £30 each via a dedicated campaign site.