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Winter Night Shelter 2024


What is the winter night shelter?

NNLS have been involved in the Winter Shelter, organised by Together in Barnet (TIB), a local charity, for the past 12 years.  

We provide shelter and hospitality to up to 17 men and women who are experiencing homelessness. Our guests receive our warm hospitality, an evening meal prepared and cooked in the NNLS kitchen and a safe and warm place to sleep overnight. Followed by a quick breakfast on Tuesday morning.

Our guests are directly referred by Homeless Action in Barnet, a day centre in North Finchley, which works to help homeless single people find accommodation and move on in life.

We will be hosting our guests for 7 weeks on Monday nights from 8th January to 19th February 2024.

how can i find out more information?

Please join us for a meeting at NNLS on Thursday 23rd November 8 to 9.30pm to learn more about the Night Shelter.

Marcin Nocek from TIB will be at the meeting to answer any questions you may have about the shelter and to update on with what is happening with this season’s shelter.

In addition previous volunteers who will be sharing with you their own experiences and why they enjoy volunteering so much and will explain in more detail what is required in each shift.

How can I get involved?

We are looking for volunteers to help with the running of the Shelter for the following shifts (the ones still available are in green).

We are now also collecting donations of hand towels for our guests to use during their stay. Please drop them off at the shul office.

  • Monday evening 18.00 - collect pastries and bread donated from a local bakery in Finchley Central and drop off at NNLS
  • Monday evening 17.00 to 20.00 - cook dinner in the shul kitchen
  • Monday evening 18.30 to 22.00 - meeting and greeting the guests, serving  the meal and being around to chat and socialise if required 
  • Monday overnight 21.30 to 07.30 Tues – staying overnight at NNLS and being available should any assistance be needed
  • Tuesday morning breakfast 06.30 to 08.30 – waking up guests and serving breakfast and clearing away
  • Tuesday morning transporting bags from 09.00 – transferring the guests' bags to the next venue, Free Church in HGS. Car with large boot essential
  • Tuesday morning from 09.00 - collecting used towels (to be washed and brought back by Friday)


This Chanukah we invite you to sponsor the Winter Night Shelter by making a donation using the form below.

Every Monday night from 8 January through to 19 February 2024 NNLS will be hosting the Winter Night Shelter in conjunction with Together in Barnet (TIB). We will host up to 17 homeless people from Barnet providing them with a hot dinner, a warm place to sleep and breakfast the next morning.

We are also looking for volunteers - you can sign up for a shift here or contact Gianina for more information.

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If you have any questions regarding Gift Aid, please contact our accounts admin team.

You can make your donation worth a quarter more. 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate is reclaimed by the charity from the tax you pay for the current tax year. Your correct address is needed to identify you as a current UK taxpayer.

Gift Aid helps the charity at no cost to you. It does not apply to KKL, CAF or other charity vouchers. Higher rate taxpayers should keep a record of Gift Aid donations for additional tax relief.

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