August 19, 2019
SASH asks ‘Can you help unlock £25,000 to prevent youth homelessness?’
Local youth homelessness prevention charity SASH has been selected to participate in ‘The Big Give’ fundraising campaign to ensure that no young person is left homeless this winter. The Big Give is the UK’s biggest online matched donor campaign which can match donations £ for £.
Christmas should be a time of joy & spent with loved ones. Sadly, for young homeless people it can be a time of extreme loneliness & isolation. This year SASH, is aiming to raise £25,000 to ensure all young people throughout North and East Yorkshire facing homelessness have a safe and warm place to stay this Christmas and winter.
The charity urgently needs to find pledges culminating in £6,250 to initiate the campaign. This would enable the charity to attract external support and in total raise £25,000. All pledges are needed by the 30th August, but do not need to be made into actual donations until December. Donations will be used to ensure young people have a warm and safe place to stay in a volunteer’s home; are able to access 24/7 care over the festive period and receive a Christmas present and meal with the opportunity to get involved in festive activities such as the panto & ice-skating; things they may never normally get to do.
Anyone interested in the campaign will need to make their pledge online before 30th August 2019 and can do so at tinyurl.com/yxe4twkm or please call the SASH office on 01940 652043.
Peter Robinson, Director at SASH said: “all donations will be gratefully received and will help to ensure that no young person has to be alone or homeless during what should be a time of joy and happiness. We urge anyone interested in the campaign to donate online or get in touch for more information.”