N.Yorks Charities Who Need Help
Below is a list of charities in N.Yorks that need help from local businesses and people. If you are a N.Yorks business who would like to help, any of them listed below would love to hear from you and discuss how you can work together. We would love to know about any successful 'matches' to enter into our 'N.Yorks Hall of Charitable Fame'.
Name of Charity
Harrogate Easier Living Project
Your charity's website addresss
Your Registered Charity Number
1144758 (we are part of Harrogate & Ripon Centres for Voluntary Service)
A contact phone number
Your Website Address
Your Social Media Accounts (ALL) - this part is really important please don't miss it off! Please cut and paste the FULL URL in, so people can click on it directly. ie: https://twitter.com/LBCAwards
In one or two sentences describe what your charity does ie Animal Welfare, Hospital Charity, etc
HELP works with volunteers to support older, vulnerable or disabled people in the community to stay living safe and well in their own homes, helping with practical tasks such as transport and DIY, but also tackling loneliness and social isolation.
The size of your charity (eg 1-5 staff) including volunteers
13 part time staff, 100 volunteers
What kind of help do you need?
HELP would be interested in partnering with local businesses in a variety of different ways with the ultimate aim to improve our services to older and vulnerable people across the District. We need support with both fundraising and hands-on volunteering including: Help at Home – group gardening/decorating jobs During the summer we have a number of large scale gardening jobs which are too big for our team of two to handle. We would invite you to bring a small team of employees to take part. All equipment and gloves would be provided and you would be working alongside people who are trained in H&S. Similarly, we carry out large scale decorating jobs which also require extra pairs of hands. In-kind support Could your business provide us with in-kind support to help keep our overheads down? Support might include: • Franking our bi-annual newsletter mail out • Printing support • Design/photography input • Create a film/short clip of our work • Provide a venue for volunteer meetings/get togethers • Could you sponsor an activity for a year, such as our Craft Group, a men’s group or an interest group that is a good fit with your business? Fundraising We are always looking for new and innovative ways to raise funds to keep our services running. Activities can be as simple or as grand as you like. Ideas might include: • Collecting tins at your premises • Group challenges – walks, runs, bike rides • Golf days, parachute jumps, Fashion Shows • Raffles, bake sales, quizzes • % donation to HELP for every sale/customer you help • Donation of raffle prizes for fundraising/client/volunteer events • Sign up to The Local Lotto and choose HELP as your nominated charity • Encourage clients & employees to donate via our BT MyDonate page Spreading the word You can help us by: • Sharing information about our services with your network • Promoting our volunteering opportunities amongst employees and customers • Placing leaflets and posters on your business premises • Including articles about HELP in your newsletters/website/on social media How we can benefit your business HELP can help you by: • Giving you the opportunity to come and speak to our members about your skill/service • Including articles in our newsletter • Writing articles for the local media about the relationship • Promoting your business and its activities for the charity via social media platforms – Facebook and Twitter • Providing the prefect team building activity with our Help at Home team
Anything else you want to tell us?
With the help of over 100 volunteers, we keep people well supported at home by providing: • Volunteer befriending and social groups • Voluntary car driving services to enable those who can't access public transport due to rural location and/or limited mobility to attend medical appointments, make social visits, attend day centres and make essential trips such as shopping or banking • 'Help at Home' gardening, decorating and odd job service for people unable to do the work themselves or could not afford a professional tradesperson • Craft groups, an intergenerational group and lunch clubs in three rurally-isolated villages Our clients tell us it is the little things we support them with, like a lift to the GP surgery or changing a light bulb that makes them feel more confident about living independently. Our services also help people at risk of loneliness and/or social isolation. Not only do our events and transport services help our clients stay connected with their local communities, our wonderful volunteers also offer much needed social contact and provide a listening ear to clients who may otherwise rarely get out and about. We currently deliver our services to nearly 900 clients with the help of a team of over 100 volunteers who give 310 hours of support each week.