We are thrilled to announce that Amber will be, once again, taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge. This is an annual match funding campaign which raises millions of pounds for good causes across the country. This year the campaign will kick off on 30th November (Giving Tuesday) at midday and will run until midday on 7th December and every donation made via the Big Give will be doubled.
The money raised will help us provide a home this winter for at least 28 homeless young people. We provide far more than somewhere to live – young people take part in our programme of support, which helps them identify what is holding them back so that they can move on to a bright and independent future.
This year 121,000 young people* have either experienced homelessness or felt at risk of becoming so.
One of the young people we have supported this year is Renee who now has her own room in a shared house and is working in customer service. She has come a long way from when she arrived at Amber depressed and traumatised following an abusive relationship which left her homelessness and desperate.
Renee is hugely grateful for the support she received at Amber
“if I hadn’t come to Amber I would probably be dead. I was rock bottom. It’s crazy how far you can come in a short space of time with the space, the time and the support from everyone here”.
Read more about Renee and some of the other young people we have helped here
Stephen Ballantyne, Head of Fundraising and Communications at Amber said
“We are looking to raise £80,000 from The Big Give this year so we can continue to help young people like Renee through incredibly tough times. In order to unlock the £40,000 matching pot we need to raise an additional £40,000 in online donations. We recognise that things are still uncertain for many but are asking our supporters to dig deep and see their donation doubled.”
So remember for one week from midday on Tuesday 30th November until midday Tuesday 7th December, all donations given through the Big Give website to Amber will be doubled. One Donation, Twice the Impact.
To donate to the Big Give click here.