Your company can help to transform lives by partnering with the Society of St James. Here’s what a difference The Highfield Company made when they helped us to buy a minibus for Saints4Sport, our sports project:
LocalPropertyIndex.com is proud to support The Society of St James. You can find information about renting, buying and the cost of selling a house on their website.
How you could partner with us:
There are a number of ways in which your organisation can help us to support some of the people most vulnerable to homelessness in the County. One way is to volunteer your time and provide practical support or you could also get involved in one of our larger fundraising events, such as our Trek or Sleep Out or if you’re a restaurant in Hampshire, or our StreetSmart Campaign .
Community Days / Volunteering
SSJ has a wide range of housing projects, and this means that there is always a house or garden in need of a makeover. If you are interested in helping us out in this way; we’d love to hear from you.
A number of local businesses have enjoyed spending their community days at our projects. You can read an inspiring blog here about the ‘Zurich Cares’ Team and the Gardening Challenge, they undertook to transform one of our hostel gardens.
It’s great to do something where you can see the difference it’s making, and we know how much it helps out! It was really good fun into the bargain, despite the hard work! I’d definitely come and do it again!’
– DIY Volunteer
Charity of the Year
Nominating SSJ as your Charity of the Year is a wonderful way for your whole company to work together to make a real positive impact on the lives of local people in need. The fundraising team are more than happy to give you some ideas about how you can do this. For 2015 ABP Southampton and Bluefin Insurance Services Southampton have both adopted us as Charity of the year. We’re really excited to be working with both companies.
Organise an event
Fundraising events can be a great way to raise some money whilst having fun at work.
There are a number of ways you can raise money for us in the Office: Have a sponsored “Dress Down” or “Dress Up” day? Have a bake sale? Organise a golf day or a fundraising Dinner? The only limitations are your own!
Donating gifts in kind
Could you and your company donate products, or your time and skills?
Might you be able to offer your venue as a meeting place? Might you be able to offer to do specialised work for us pro bono? Could you possibly donate your old equipment or have a food or clothing drive in your workplace?
Sponsor a publication
Generating annual reports and other publications is an essential part of our work, but it can be expensive.
Your company’s sponsorship of our publications will ensure that the money we raise can go towards the people who need it, and provide an opportunity for us to publicise your support.
Payroll Giving is a scheme that enables your employees to give to any UK charity straight from their gross salary (before tax is deducted), and to receive immediate tax relief of up to £4 for every £10 donated. This helps the makes your donations go further than normal giving and gives extra help to the charity. Find out more about Payroll Giving
If you have any questions about the way your business could support SSJ, please get in touch using the form below: