More ways you can help
Throughout the pandemic, people have donated vital funds to support disabled adults to live life to the full. It is these donations that helped Paul’s Place, while in-person fundraising events weren’t possible. Now with many households struggling with money as we begin the long recovery from Covid-19, that passion to keep helping remains but it can’t always be shown in monetary terms.
So, what else can you do?
Volunteering is the most rewarding way to support us. There are so many brilliant ways to volunteer your time both in-person and remotely.
Jools, Volunteer Coordinator at Paul’s Place explains how volunteering not only benefits the organisations that people volunteer for but there are also huge personal benefits. “When individuals have been isolated for a year due to the consequences of the pandemic, this need for connection, purpose, and creating better mental health are more important than ever.”
Volunteer roles can either be hands-on or more of an office-based experience. There are many options to suit any busy schedule and we are happy to work around your other commitments.
Paul’s Place is recruiting volunteers
Volunteer Collection Box Coordinator – Remote and Coalpit Heath, Bristol
Paul’s Place is looking for volunteers to support the fundraising team. Are you an enthusiastic, motivated pro-active individual hoping to get experience working in community fundraising?
Day Care Volunteer – Coalpit Heath, Bristol
As a daycare volunteer, you will be part of our important mission to enhance the lives of disabled adults. You will be supporting the team with daily activities and gaining first-hand experience with a wide range of disabilities. Paul’s Place will provide you with the right tools and training to get the most out of this role.
Click here for more information about each role as well as the link to the application form.
Give back when you do your shopping
Have you bought anything from Amazon recently? Did you know you can shop using Amazon Smile and a percentage of your purchase is donated to your local cause?
It’s not just Amazon, your food shop or next clothes purchase can also support us. Easy Fundraising is a website with thousands of business partners that donate a percentage of the purchase directly to Paul’s Place. Find out more https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/
Getting a new phone and unsure what to do with your old one?
Paul’s Place is helping service users get connected. Do you have a smartphone or tablet less than 3 years old? If your phone or tablet is still in good working order, you can donate it to someone in need. Get in touch with Paul’s Place to find out more. Terms and conditions apply.
Business owner? Sole Trader? Giving back is good for business
Studies have shown that businesses that support local causes have a more positive relationship with members of the public. Giving back to the community is something consumers value highly, meaning they are more likely to purchase from companies and sole traders who give back.
Regardless of the size of your business, there are endless ways you can support good causes. Some involve donating time and resources in the form of items or staff hours, others will match the funds raised by a member of staff. Other ideas include choosing an item or service and having a percentage of each sale go to charity.
For the big international businesses, ideas include the local branches of the business having a secondary charity to support.
These are just some of the ways charity partnerships can look. The possibilities are endless and regardless of your size and ambitions, charities ensure both parties get the most out of these partnerships.
Be social media cheerleader!
Social media is a powerful free tool for charities to raise their profile. Be their biggest cheerleader and engage with their content. Like, share and comment to show your support.
Create a birthday fundraiser on Facebook.
Every donation big or small can help local causes. For those friends and family who are still able to donate, birthday fundraisers are hugely impactful.
“When we’re just starting out and building our following on social media, until our number of followers reaches a high number, these birthday fundraisers are so important to us. To be considered for a birthday fundraiser is such an honour, in 2020 alone they accounted for £1,300 of donations. That may not seem like much to some but for a charity of our size, a donation of that size is funding many of the people we support to live life to the full,” explains Clair from Paul’s Place.
Gifts in a Will
Create a legacy by leaving a gift in your Will. Giving a gift in memory of someone who meant a great deal to you is a very personal and special gesture to the charity that helped them throughout their lifetime.
Thanks to your gift, many others in the same situation will also have access to that service and support.
So don’t worry if you’re strapped for cash, there are other ways to show your support this year.