Lockdown and the restrictions caused by the pandemic mean that some of the usual ways in which our supporters help are sadly no longer feasible. This is frustrating for everyone as it is without a doubt a time when the Nightshelter and our residents really need support. Fortunately, there are plenty of other ways in which people can still help us in our fight against homelessness even from the confines of lockdown.
Help with ebay
Did you know that you can choose to support Winchester Churches Nightshelter when selling on ebay? There are even perks for you as the seller. You will have the opportunity to reduce seller fees and enjoy tax savings. If you opt to donate 10% or more then your items will feature an attention-grabbing charity ribbon.
Find out more and discover how to get started at the link below.
Donate when you shop
PayPal offers shoppers the chance to donate £1 to their chosen charity each time they check out when purchasing using PayPal. Simply search for Winchester Churches Nightshelter, select as your favourite charity and the rest will happen automatically.
£1 possibly won’t make a huge difference to your bill but it could make a big difference to people experiencing homelessness.
Just like you, our residents are faced with staring at the same walls for quite some time. Perhaps you or your children would like to draw a picture, write a poem or scribble some words of encouragement which we can display in the Nightshelter.
You can email your finished piece to firstname.lastname@example.org or send it via post to Winchester Churches Nightshelter, 20B Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8RZ.
With most shops now closed for the foreseeable, many people are relying on online shopping.
If you are someone who shops with Amazon, did you know that if you order via their Amazon Smile website then you have the option to choose to support the Nightshelter? And it doesn’t add anything to your bill because it is Amazon Smile that makes the donation.
This fantastic website offers the opportunity for you to shop at lots of top high street retailers from home whilst raising money for charities such as the Nightshelter. Each time you shop a donation will be made by the retailers.
Shops include John Lewis, Argos, ebay, Etsy, Screwfix and many more. All you have to do is to shop at these stores but via Easyfundraising.org.uk.
Share your pandemic savings?
Perhaps you no longer have to commute, or you are not having your morning coffee or sandwich at lunchtime. Could you spare the cost of just one journey or one lunchbreak?
Become a monthly donor and turn your pandemic savings into a life line for people experiencing homelessness. It is simple to stop your regular donation if the commute and lunch breaks return.