At Little Lives UK we always are incredibly grateful for any donations we may receive as after all a donation to our charity can be a very versatile one. With our four campaigns that we run across the charity (Children’s Community Support Programme, Technology donations programme, ‘Someone To Talk To’ Mental Health project and our Sports teams sponsorship) there are many different ways your money or old devices can go. Here are just some of the following paths your donation can take.
As already mentioned above, our four campaigns we currently have running can be where a lot of our donations go. For example, through our Children’s Community Support Programme alone we donated £2,195 to the freedom foundation in Nottingham on the 21st of June this year to help around 25 children with 12 weeks’ worth of hour-long sessions to improve their mental wellbeing.
Across other campaigns we are running we have also donated a whole 736 devices to children via schools, youth clubs, refugee centres and councils to make sure we can do our bit to try and minimize (and hopefully eventually eradicate technology poverty for children within the UK).
One more crucial route your donation could go could be to add to 187 free counselling sessions we have already handed out to children that need it so you can help shorten that 18-week waiting time for referrals. With the despairing statistic that around just under 10% of children aged 3-17 have diagnosed anxiety and depression, your money could help one of these children start the road to recovery that they deserve.
The last but certainly not least of the four ways your campaign donation could go would be to one of the four sports academies that we sponsor (Christchurch Amateur Boxing Club, Feltham Amateur Boxing Club and Oakmeadians Rugby club), meaning your donation could help new equipment for massive amounts of children to have a better sporting experience than was previously possible.
Leave a legacy behind…
Sadly, none of us are immortal, however you can certainly leave a legacy behind by donating a gift in your will. By doing this you can ensure that the work that we do with the younger generations (and the future generations to come!) will still be helped by you! We can help children for many years to come, and if you decide to leave a gift in your will, you can help be a part of a child’s future, our legacy and most importantly to help ensure that future generations get the help and equipment they need to flourish and excel.
So, what gifts can you leave behind? Well, there are three types of gifts you can leave behind and they are: Pecuniary gifts (leaving a specific sum to a charity), Residual gifts (leaving a percentage of your estate to charity) or a gift such as jewellery or shares. No matter what you leave behind, big or small, as hope is the biggest gift you can ever give a child.
Help change clothing waste…
Furthermore, as there are many ways you can help us out, even clothing! We don’t just accept money and gifts like a lot of charities out there, we also accept: clothes, accessories, household items, toys, collectibles… the list goes on! Campaigns that we run are largely down to our clothing donations as we are able to organise and fund regular campaigns that support many organisations in the crucial work they do. In addition to this, a decent sized portion of the clothes that are donated by you are directly used to support the community as we work very closely with local refugee centres to regularly offer them clothes that you are able to donate to us. So, before you decide that the old jumper in the back of your wardrobe is too small and needs to be thrown out, make sure to give us a call first!
Fundraise for us!
A fundraiser can be a fun and very effective way to raise money, whether it’s a sponsored run with friends and family or a bake sale in your local community, raising money is great, but having fun whilst doing it is even more rewarding. We would encourage anyone who can to donate as you aren’t just raising money, you are also connecting with your local community in the process. Furthermore, when raising money during a fundraiser everyone is able to band together to help raise money as a collective between the community helping out as a unit for the children that need it most.
With so many ways to donate, why not start today. You can call us on 02078713059 or contact us here for any further questions or queries you may have regarding how to donate.
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