YBS takes action to end youth homelessness15 February 2017
Branches of Yorkshire Building Society across the country are holding their first action days in February and March in support of a new three year charity partnership with End Youth Homelessness (EYH).
EYH brings together local charities as a national movement to end homelessness among 16-25 year-olds in the UK.
Yorkshire Building Society aims to raise £750,000 over the course of the partnership to support over 700 homeless young people into their own rented homes.
An estimated 83,000 young people in the UK are homeless.
Colleagues at our branches will be raising funds for EYH through challenging themselves to “live without luxuries”, where they are sponsored to give up luxury items. They will also be selling EYH trolley coin key rings, holding a “give our bear a home” competition and running a quiz raising awareness about youth homelessness.
Jo Taylor, Community Manager for Charity Partnerships at Yorkshire Building Society, said:
We are proud to launch our new partnership with End Youth Homelessness and hope our customers and members of the public really get behind us.
Our action days will raise funds for rental deposit guarantees, home essentials grants, and practical help for homeless young people seeking to live independently.
This partnership is at the heart of what we do at Yorkshire Building Society. As an organisation we pride ourselves on helping people become financially secure and achieve everything they can, including having a place to call home.
EYH was founded in 2010 by EYH member charity Centrepoint, after its patron, Prince William, HRH the Duke of Cambridge, challenged the charity to end youth homelessness.
Rosie Mellor, Partnership Manager for End Youth Homelessness, said:
Every year 83,000 young people are homeless in the UK. Through our partnership with Yorkshire Building Society we will not only be supporting 700 homeless young people into their own rented homes, we will also aim to break down the barriers that homeless young people face.
For more information please visit www.ybs.co.uk/your-society