At a time of year when we are bombarded with irresistible deals, and we prepare to indulge our friends and families with expensive gifts, it’s easy to forget how privileged we are to have the means to do so.
That’s why I am especially excited to share with you our winter fundraising campaign: Give a gift of employment.
Comms for Good is calling for London’s financial services community to join forces this winter in support of the homeless and The House of St Barnabas.
Based in Soho, The House of St Barnabas is a not-for-profit members’ club and charity pledging to break the cycle of homelessness and social exclusion through their Employment Academy. A 12-week sponsored training programme for the homeless includes accredited qualifications from City & Guilds, work experience in the club, personal development, CV workshops, and real job opportunities. After completing the programme, graduates are offered an additional 12 months of mentoring and support, with a focus on work and wage progression. This ongoing assistance is vital in the lasting success of the Employment Academy’s graduates, enabling them to gain and sustain their independence.
We invite organisations and individuals to work together to raise the £5,000 required to support a homeless person through The House of St Barnabas’ 12-week training programme and beyond.
Please donate via the Comms for Good fundraising page and share on Twitter with other @CommsGood members and followers.
Give an extra gift this Christmas and support a homeless person into lasting employment.