The Chocolate Run is a charity dedicated to helping our homeless and vulnerably housed.
We provide a weekly drop-in at GPCA Harlow from 6pm to 8pm every Sunday, offering a warm welcome whilst providing hot drinks, hot food, and takeaway snacks. We usually cater for up to 35 guests per week.
We have 14 teams, each with a team leader and around 4 volunteers. Each team does a shift approximately every 14 weeks. We also welcome volunteers who can help out occasionally, perhaps at short notice.
We provide a 10 day Christmas Haven, from 23rd December to 1st January offering over night accommodation to Harlow's Homeless. Between 8am and 8pm our vulnerably housed guests are also welcome. As well as the usual food, drink and snacks, we offer shower facilities, ample toiletries and clean clothes. We've recently seen an increase in homeless numbers, catering for over 50 guests at our Christmas Haven 2017.
During our Christmas Haven, there are 5 shifts per day, consisting of 4 hour shifts from 8am to Midday, Midday to 4pm, 4pm to 8pm, 8pm to Midnight, and our 8 hour night shift from Midnight to 8am.
If you are interested in volunteering for our Christmas Haven, please use the form on our 'Contact Us' page. We regularly update our Twitter and Facebook with any news.