The housing and homelessness charity

Shelter Scotland / England

Be a #SocialMediaSanta

Give a homeless child a Christmas to remember this year.

Buy a present for one of the children supported by our services.

Send a present


£8 could help someone through our Housing Advice helpline.

£22 could help buy a new school uniform.

Donate an amount of your choice to support a homeless child this Christmas.

Do something to give homeless children across Scotland a Christmas to remember, and become a Social Media Santa.

Social Media Santa gifts should be sent to our Edinburgh Community Hub (address below).

When you make your donation, download one of our graphics and take a picture to share on social media using the hashtag #socialmediasanta.

Your gift should arrive unwrapped so we can make sure that appropriate gifts are matched to an appropriate child* and include your contact details so that we can thank you for getting involved.

So we can distribute before Christmas, please make sure your gifts arrive with us between: 17th November - 9th December 2016 in order to get them wrapped and delivered in time for Christmas.

Please send gifts unwrapped to:

Shelter Scotland
Scotiabank House
6 South Charlotte Street
*In the event that we receive more gifts than children supported, any excess will be passed to one of our partners in Scotland also supporting vulnerable children.

If you have any questions, contact us at:

Social Media Santa 2014
A selection of the incredible gifts we received last year.

social media santa selfie
Download the social graphics.

Portrait Single Santa
Portrait Multiple Santas
Landscape Single Santa