Renewed Hope Trust joins #GivingTuesday 2019, the global day of generosity on 3rd December.
Our Winter Night Shelter opens on 11th December so it is timely that we have this day to remind everyone that our charity needs support to offer support.
We’re one of the thousands of organisations taking part in this year’s #GivingTuesday campaign. The campaign began in America in 2012, as a way to give back after the well-known shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It was brought to the UK in 2014 by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) with the key aim of encouraging people to think of others in the run up to Christmas. There are numerous ways to get involved through donating, volunteering or holding a fundraiser of your choice.
#GivingTuesday was the top trending item on UK Twitter, with the hashtag reaching people more than 600 million times. In the UK, more than £7.8 million was raised in online donations alone on the day itself.
Giving Tuesday is a day to think about the homeless at the coldest part of the year and to think of ways you could help us today and in the long term.
Gráinne Mathews, Giving Tuesday UK Campaign Lead, says:
“Giving Tuesday is a chance for us all, no matter where we live or what we do, to help out a cause close to our hearts. This year we’re also encouraging everyone to make a #GivingTuesdayPledge and think of ways to have an impact year round, in addition to on the day itself.
That could mean giving a small monthly donation, or setting aside a couple of hours each month for volunteering. Together, all of these pledges will combine to make a world of difference to so many lives.”
To find out more about Giving Tuesday, and how you can get involved, visit: http://www.givingtuesday.org.uk/