Help End Youth Homelessness this Christmas
7 December 2018
This Christmas, over 18,000 young people will be at risk of homelessness*. Yorkshire Building Society is asking people to make a donation to support these young people.
The Society has launched its Christmas appeal as part of the Society’s charity partnership with End Youth Homelessness (EYH).
People can donate at the Society’s branches and agencies, or by simply texting NEED18 £5 to 70070.
Sasha Pauley, Charity Partnership Manager for Yorkshire Building Society, said:
Homelessness doesn’t discriminate and Christmas is the cruellest time to be shut out. With just a £5 donation you can make a difference and help a young person find a safe place to stay. We’re proud of our partnership with End Youth Homelessness and thanks to donations we have already received we have been able to help 167 young people into their own rented homes.
Being homeless can manifest in many forms and is often hidden. From sofa surfing between friends and acquaintances to riding buses all night to escape the harsh winter weather, it’s a miserable existence. It can drastically affect a young person’s mental health. By making a donation you will be giving the Christmas gift that could help to change a young person’s life.
Through the course of the Society’s partnership with EYH it aims to raise £750,000.
Charlotte Milner, Senior Corporate Partnerships Officer for End Youth Homelessness, said:
The money that is raised by Yorkshire Building Society funds a bespoke Rent Deposit Scheme, home essentials grants and practical help for homeless young people. I would like to thank everyone who has supported us so far and would ask anyone who can to donate this Christmas and help give homeless young people a chance to build a successful future.
EYH is a UK wide movement, bringing together local charities to tackle youth homelessness on a national scale.
*Source: Centrepoint’s Youth Homelessness Databank - www.yhdatabank.com
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