Let’s celebrate! How your special occasion can help children and families

Let’s celebrate! How your special occasion can help children and families

News article from April 11, 2018

We all love celebrating, whether it’s our birthday, anniversary or wedding day, but what if there was a way to make the joy last longer and to share it with others? What if you could use your special day to change lives – making a difference long after the cake is gone, the gifts are used, or the drinks have run dry…

School-Home Support would like to invite you to use your celebrations to make a real difference, by asking for donations to transform the lives of children and young people.

Creating a donation page is quick and easy – and you can use a whole range of platforms! JustGiving, Facebook, BT MyDonate, and Virgin Money Giving all have super easy ways to create and share your fundraising page, so that friends can leave a gift alongside their greeting to you.

One SHS supporter, Laura, celebrated her birthday recently by asking her friends and family to make a gift to School-Home Support via Facebook. She raised an impressive £300 in just a few weeks – enough to buy school shoes for 27 children, a fortnight of school dinners for 13 children, or a week of emergency food for 5 whole families!

She said, “It’s so simple to set up a page, and it’s a great way to let your family and friends know how they can make a difference to a cause you’re passionate about. Seeing people close to me donate to support vulnerable families gave me more joy on my birthday than any wrapped present could have.”

Thanks to her, and others like her, School-Home Support has been able to ensure James and Favour had the clothes, beds, and transport they needed to access education; helped David to attend school by working through difficulties at home; and kept Mai safe from domestic violence.

A small donation can have a big impact. So this year, why not make your celebrations count?

For more information, please contact our Fundraising Assistant, Annabel, at annabel.rose@shs.org.uk.

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