Will you ‘Bee There’ this Christmas?
Big dreams come from small change.
Please donate if you’re able and help us to help people dream again…
Everyone deserves a chance at fulfilling their dreams, especially if they are dreams about fundamental things everyone should have – dreams about a safe, secure place to call home, knowledge there’ll be food on the table every day, or a chance to escape discrimination, danger or isolation.
If these basic rights that everyone should have access to are fulfilled, it gives people the space and freedom to dream big again too.
But, sadly, as the cost-of-living crisis continues to affect people in our local communities, many hardworking individuals and families are being forced into situations they never imagined would happen.
Forced evictions, having to choose between eating or staying warm, facing Christmas alone, or sleeping rough.
Around one in three children in our area is living in poverty, despite many living in homes where at least one parent is working.
It could happen to any of us, at any time.
Will you #BeeThere and help someone fulfil their dreams this Christmas?
Click on the video to watch our special film now. Thank you to all the bee-rilliant local children who spoke to us and made this possible…
By helping with even a small donation, you can enable us to provide vital support at a time people need it most.
We can help them to not only transform their lives with dignity, but also to have the ability to look ahead and dream about the life they want for themselves and those closest to them too.
If everyone who watched this video pledged to Bee There for just one person this Christmas, we really could help them get back on their feet and a step closer to making those dreams and wishes come true.
Other ways you can ‘Bee There’ this Christmas
As well as making a donation, there are lots of other ways you can support people in your community…
- Download our resources at the bottom of this page – from school resources and activity sheets to social media graphics we’ve something for everyone.
- Take a look at the services we provide and signpost people in your area who may benefit from our support.
- Share our posts and this page on social media to help raise awareness and encourage others to take action. You can even download a graphic from the resources listed below to share on your social to show your support too!
- Volunteer with our teams to help people in your community.
And please…do get in touch if you have any more ideas about how you could support the campaign and Bee There this festive season.
Where your money goes
It costs £12,000 per day to provide the level of service and support being delivered in Caritas projects across Greater Manchester and Lancashire.
Which means that everyone who needs it is able to access urgent practical help required, as well as any advice and support that will help them for the long term.
Every single donation matters because it means nobody is turned away or left behind.
These are just some examples of how your donation could be used to provide critical support – right now – or help someone begin to transform their own life with dignity.
£30.00could help us provide a hot meal for 40 people in our day centres
£60.00could help us provide a brand new set of clothes and toiletries for someone sleeping rough
£107.50could mean we can provide a weekly shop for a family of four
Did you know?
square miles…that’s how far our services span across Greater Manchester and Lancashire.
of people access our services every year and we’re privileged to work alongside them to help them transform their lives.
amazing volunteers support our work. We couldn’t do what we do without them!
“I can’t tell you how much this means to have support. Things are so hard at the moment and I’m really grateful for everything you do. My boys don’t know where the food comes from, but they know they will be fed.
Person accessing our services
Bee There Certificate
I'm proud to Bee There social media graphic
I'm proud to Bee There social media graphic - Blue version
Our organisation supports 'Bee There' social media graphic
Christmas items shopping list
Bee There Poster
Bee There 'Thought for the Day' instructions for schools
Bee There activity sheets
Bee There powerpoint slides for schools
Setting up a warm hub in your community
Community Christmas meal: social action advice guide
Human dignity and homelessness resource
Your guide to becoming a volunteer at Caritas Salford
Raymond’s dream for Christmas
Will you ‘Bee There’ this Christmas?
How you can help challenge poverty in your community
Animation causes a buzz just days after launch
How we’re focussed on ending homelessness
Small changes and the big difference they make for people like Raymond