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Warm Hearts Winter Campaign


Warm Hearts Winter Campaign

Warm Hearts Winter Campaign

Saving lives this winter.

Winter is a terrifying time for millions of vulnerable people around the world. Harsh temperatures plunge many into poverty and cold, at risk of illness and malnutrition.


  • There are currently 13.5 million people in need of humanitarian aid.
  • 4.5 million of these are in besieged and hard to reach areas.
  • Thousands have been displaced and are in desperate need of help.

These people have lost their families, homes and everything they own. Without adequate shelter from the elements, basic sanitation or food, they remain in grave danger as the winter draws in.

We are working to provide these people with the help they need to survive and stay well.

We work tirelessly to treat and evacuate the wounded and sick and provide food, shelter and sanitation.  However, due to the rising costs of basic items, we need your help more than ever to keep these people alive and safe.

How we’re helping:

  • Providing life-saving fuel to heat homes and shelters throughout the whole of winter.
  • Distributing basic hygiene kits including sanitary and medical supplies.
  • Delivering winter protection clothing to keep people warm.
  • Offering essential food packs to feed the hungry.

Helping those in need, wherever they may be.

You can help us to provide relief around the world this winter. Our programmes deliver life-saving aid to Yemen, Jordan, Lebanon, Gaza, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Iraq, Bosnia and beyond.


  • Over £1.2 million spent on emergency shelters, warm clothing and winter kits.
  • 30 global project interventions helping those affected by extreme weather conditions.

Helping those at home in the UK.

We’ve been helping the elderly and homeless every winter since 2011 as one of the first Muslim NGOs to respond to the threat of winter.

As part of our ongoing efforts to protect those in need, we are:

  • Installing radiator reflectors and draught excluders for the elderly and vulnerable.
  • Providing practical items and advice on how to keep warm with our Winter Kits.
  • Supplying free ice grips for shoes and walking sticks to enable the elderly to stay active and independent.
  • Distributing food and other essential items to those surviving on the streets through our Rucksack Challenge.
  • Feeding the hungry with our Food Harvest programme through food banks and soup kitchens.

£50 Provides a live saving ‘keep warm kit’ for the Homeless and elderly in the UK.

Support our Winter Campaign and help Warm a Heart This Winter.

Ways you can help:


As temperatures decrease, many elderly and homeless people become susceptible to respiratory and cardiovascular illness. Isolated and with no support, these conditions can go unnoticed and untreated, often leading to serious complications and death.

your donations provide

Keep Warm Kit

This contains essential items, including gloves, a hat, socks, a sleeping bag, a blanket, and thermal garments to be given to an elderly or homeless person (some items vary depending on the individual's living situation).

Donate £50

Food and Fuel

Keeps a family alive by providing warmth and food to the war torn, poor and destitute around the world.

Donate  £100

Emergency Healthcare

Provides Emergency healthcare treatments to the most vulnerable during these cold winter months.
  • 23 Dec 2015 update Winter Campaign 2015 Update

    In 2015

    • Over 7,800 people reached in the UK with our winter programme.
    • 3621 Keep Warm Kits given to the homeless and elderly.
    • 1764 people received housing advice and support through outreach surgeries in London.
    • 145 people received hardship funds to pay for urgent items such as utility bills.
    • 77 soup kitchen sessions provided a hot meal and company to the lonely and homeless.

    Around the world:

    • Over 194,000 needy beneficiaries around the globe.
    • 5,600 Gazan families provided with winter food packs.
    • 6,000 people provided with warm clothing in Bangladesh.
  • 21 Dec 2015 update Omar Esa Winter Challenge

    Episode 3

    Imagine trying to get to sleep when everything you’re wearing is wet and clinging to your skin, when you’re huddled in a doorway on a cold, hard pavement and you haven’t had a hot drink or food for days. Thankfully for most people, imagining is the closest you’ll get to this. This is the reality for rough sleepers only minutes away from the warmth of your home.

    So this winter, we want to share the warmth with The Rucksack Challenge. The idea is to fill a bag with winter essentials like food, warm layers, a sleeping bag - and give it to a homeless person near you.

  • 20 Nov 2013 update 2013 Keep Warm Kits Distribution
    • 1,463 Keep Warm Kits distributed
    • Over 1000 homeless people helped with advice and essential items through partnership with Shelter

  • 20 Dec 2012 update 2012 Keep Warm Kits distributed
    • 2,208 Keep Warm Kits distributed
    • 500 sleeping bags were provided
    • Telephone advice service provided and support towards hardship funds which benefited 1,463 people.