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10 October 2016

World Homeless Day 10 October 2o16

World Homelessness Day is on 10 October 2016.  This year we are marking the occassion by Wear Purple to Work Day.  We are asking schools, colleges, work place organisations to ask their staff and students to wear something purple to work and donate just £1.  If you would like a poster to advertise the event, please contact us on 020 8809 7842.

The concept of 'World Homeless Day' emerged from online discussions between people working to respond to homelessness from various parts of the world.

The Inaugural World Homeless Day was marked on the 10th of October 2010.

Since its founding, World Homeless Day has been observed on every continent except Antarctica, in several dozen countries.

Use of the idea of 'World Homeless Day' is open for all to use... anywhere in the world.


The purpose of World Homeless Day is to draw attention to homeless people’s needs locally and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness, while taking advantage of the stage an ‘international day’ provides.

How To Make a Difference

  • educate people about homeless issues
  • celebrate and support local good works
  • highlight local issues

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