‘Street Spirit’ 2017 Calendars
This year we gave homeless clients cameras in a joint project with the Big Issue and Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust. We invited them to take photos of homelessness and mental health, from their perspective, for the ‘Street Spirit’ photography competition. These photos will be exhibited across Birmingham over the next few months and have been used to create our 2017 Calendar which is on sale now at our ebay store. All profits from our calendars will be split between SIFA Fireside and The Big Issue Foundation.
Unique gifts made by Birmingham homeless people
This Christmas, you can give a gift that is like no other. Dedicated to creating beautiful gifts, Out of the Woodwork (an initiative of SIFA Fireside) is perfect for those seeking something a little more unique. But better than that, each gift is made by one of our trainees. Out of the Woodwork teaches new skills in furniture decoration and finishes to people who are homeless and vulnerably housed. We have an array of practical, decorative items for sale such as photo frames, treasure chests, money boxes and vases. With a little love, time and attention they are transformed. Each item is designed and decorated by our homeless clients, so each piece is an individual expression of creativity. All profits are invested back into helping our clients. New items are made every week – follow us as a seller so you can see new items as they are added. Take a look at our ebay store now.