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Three Ways To Help People Who Are Homeless This Christmas

This time of year for those who are homeless is usually difficult and sometimes emotionally distressing, especially when not knowing where you will spend Christmas day or even the rest of the year into 2020.

Homeless person sat outside at Christmas

MORE THAN JUST NUMBERS, THE SCALE OF PEOPLE LIVING IN POVERTY

Our mission is to end poverty for those people who are experiencing homelessness and unemployment. We help with things such as a deposit for a house when a person has moved on from rough sleeping or a hostel.

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation defines poverty as ‘when your resources are well below your minimum needs.’ As a charity, Pledge is dedicated to reducing the number of people living in poverty. 

This means ensuring the groups we work with, have all the necessary resources they need to live a long and fulfilling life.

Living in poverty is often a cycle that traps a person from ever breaking free. When your resources are reduced, such as losing a job or becoming homeless, often your needs increase and you’re not able to pay for basics things like food, shelter or education.

Other ways we help to relieve their poverty will be for clothes for an interview or a bus pass to attend the interview, for example, this will help them gain employment and therefore reduce the effects of them living in poverty.

Run, Cycle, Trek

Whether you like running, cycling, obstacle courses or swimming, getting fit for charity has never felt so good, and you can do it and raise money for charity.

Donate

Don’t have time on your side? Making a one-off or monthly donation can provide help to those in need, your donation will help fund & support our year-round work with those living in poverty.

Shop

Buy your stuff on online as usual, and pay the same price you usually would. The only difference is the retailer donates to Pledge when you do. It’s as easy as that!

Partnership

If you can help another way, and you feel it could be impactful to helping Pledge, please get in touch.
We would love to hear from you.

Get Involved

We aim to have helped 550 people who are either homeless or unemployed by 2020, and there are a few ways you can help.

If you want to get fit for the summer, then it may be a run or cycle. If you don’t have the time, then you can donate or become an ambassador.

We’ve already helped 216 people since we started, can you help us hit our goal this year?