We can't do it without you. The Renewal Center relies on donations to change the lives of homeless people in Shanghai. Your gifts provide basic support, meals, friendship and warmth. More than that, you also offer safe, temporary accommodation, career training – and help getting an essential national identity card, a satisfying job and a permanent home.
The coronavirus crisis has left so many people hungry and hopeless. Before it hit, they could find day jobs or earn a few coins collecting cans and bottles. Since then, there's hardly been anyone on the streets so their meagre incomes have disappeared.
To make matters worse, Renewal's drop-in center was forced to closed. We are still taking food to people in need, but everyone needs to stay clean, clothed and safe.