A #SocialMediaSanta Christmas at SCEL

This Christmas, there will be over 6,000 children who are homeless in Scotland.

But thanks to organisations like Shelter, children supported by this fantastic charity will receive a special gift from a Social Media Santa. Shelter Scotland have hundreds of boys and girls – aged from 6 months to 16 years – at their families projects who otherwise might not get any presents over the festive season.

Now in its 6th year, the #SocialMediaSanta campaign runs in partnership with housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland and has raised thousands of gifts for homeless children in Scotland via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

This year, everyone at @teamSCEL decided to send gifts to the children across the country who deserve a Christmas to remember.

Our Digital Manager Louise travelled from Glasgow to Shelter’s offices in Edinburgh with gifts from SCEL.

Adam Lang, Head of Communications and Policy at Shelter Scotland, says:

“Social Media Santa has proved to be a big hit with people who want to help bring some Christmas cheer to homeless families and their children in Scotland.

“No child should be homeless at Christmas but we know there will be more than 6,000 children without a place to call home this festive season across Scotland, so we will carry on our campaigning until there’s a home for everyone. Until then, we will always be grateful for the kindness and generosity of fundraisers and members of the public who donate to help our clients.

“On behalf of all the children and families, we say a big thank you to all the Social Media Santas across Scotland.”

We are delighted to be involved in such a worthy campaign for Christmas 2018. Donations are now closed for this year, but if you’d like to be a Social Media Santa next year, look out for updates on the Shelter website.

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