There are lots of ways you can support St Christopher’s if you don’t want to sign up for a challenge event.
Raise money for St Christopher's when you shop online
When you shop online with Give as you Live the retailers you buy from will make a donation to St Christopher's at no extra cost to you.
Thousands of retailers have signed up with Give as you Live to donate a commission on every online purchase. This means that when you do your weekly food shop, book a holiday or buy Christmas presents, you can raise money for St Christopher’s without it costing you a penny.
Sign up with Give as you Live today and help us raise more money to care for more vulnerable young people.
Making a difference to young people’s lives
Money raised through Give as you Live goes towards projects such as the St Christopher’s Go Scheme, which provides small grants to young people at crucial points in their lives.
Jonah, who lives in one of our London children's homes, is a very talented footballer. He was recently awarded a Go Scheme grant which will enable him to attend a training academy this summer where he will be coached by professional players and play in front of scouts from professional clubs. Jonah describes the chance to attend the academy as a 'once in a lifetime opportunity.'
Put your leftover gift cards to good use
St Christopher’s has joined Give a Gift, a website where you can donate the credit on unspent gift cards to charity.
The website accepts gift cards from any retailer and allows you to donate some or all of the cash value to a charity such as St Christopher's. You can swap the remaining money for a gift card with another retailer if you wish.
Fundraising Officer Vanessa Khimoun-Jourdan said: "Give a Gift is a simple way you can make a difference to the children and young people we work with. It's quick and easy to use and goes a long way in helping us create brighter futures."
Where does the money go?
Your donations go towards helping people like Michael. He arrived in the UK after travelling across Europe in search of a safe new home and moved into Cornock-Taylor, one of our 16+ services in West London that prepares young people for independent living.
It took a while for Michael to settle into his new home. Everything from the food to the language was strange and different to what he knew. Gradually he learnt to relax and build relationships with the staff and other young people, and enjoyed his first ever Christmas in the service.
Michael is a quick and enthusiastic learner and progressed quickly with his English. Staff ran English for Speakers of Other Languages classes for him before he began attending a college course to give him a head start with his learning.
He has blossomed socially and is a key player for the St Christopher's All-Blacks football team. With the support of our brilliant staff Michael is on the way to getting his qualifications and building a life for himself in the UK.
Click here to donate your unused gift card today.