When we lose someone, the memories we have of them mean everything.
Giving to Shelter in honour of a loved one is one way to continue their story, as well as support future generations to change theirs.
There are several ways you can give to us in memory of someone special, please read our booklet for full details.
Set up a tribute fund
With an online tribute fund you can create a dedicated page for friends and family to remember a loved one. On this page, you can share photos, music, and memories you have of them, while raising money for us.
Our online donation form is simple to fill in, and you can tell us the name of the person you’re remembering and their relationship to you.Donate online
Donate by post
If you’d prefer to donate by post, download this form, print it out and when it’s filled in, send it to: Freepost Plus, RTHE-HSKC-XZLK, Shelter, 88 Old Street, London, EC1V 9HU.Download form
Organise a funeral collection
If you’d like to set up a funeral collection, we can send you donation envelopes or collection boxes in the post. We also have lapel stickers available.
Get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org, or alternatively, ask your funeral director to collect donations, and send them on to us at the above postal address.
Organise an event
If you want to organise your own event in memory of someone, we can provide Shelter branded materials - such as balloons and collection boxes – and you could promote the event using our Shelter poster.
Alternatively, you could take part in one of our many challenge events. Teaming up with friends or family can be a nice way of coming together to celebrate the life of a loved one.
Harry participated in a skydive in memory of a friend - photo copyright: Harry Alford
Include Shelter in your funeral wishes
If you want to request that donations are made to us as part of your own funeral wishes, you should ensure that either the executors of your will know, or that it’s included in the details of your funeral. Our funeral wishes form may help.
Send an e-card
Let a loved one know you are thinking of them by sending condolences using a Shelter e-card. At the same time, you’ll be helping us reach families facing homelessness or experiencing housing issues.
Write a dedication
Leave a dedication to a loved one on Shelter’s online dedication page. You can share tributes and pictures, and continue their story.
Make a playlist
Start an online playlist where family and friends can add songs that remind them of their loved one. The playlist can be used at funerals or memorial events, or kept as a memorial space.
The difference your donation could make
- £30 could pay for six people to get housing advice online via a webchat.
- £50 could pay for five families to get support from our helpline and help them get back on their feet.
- £157 could pay for one family to get the vital legal advice they need to keep their home.
- £500 could help 20 families get the face-to-face advice they need to avoid losing their home.
We’re grateful that you’ve thought of us during this time.
Because of your generosity, we can continue to support people in urgent need, and keep on campaigning for safe, secure, affordable housing for everyone.