Posted on December 06, 2016 by Jamie Ryan
Christmas is a time of year that the majority of us look forward to, its an opportunity to spend time with friends and family, shower each other with gifts and feast on festive goodies.
But for a growing percentage of the population, Christmas can be an incredibly difficult and testing time... and we'd like to help.
This December, we've decided to give 10% of all our online orders to charity, and we've selected Manchester charity Mustard Tree, who do incredible work for the poverty stricken and homeless.
Since 1994, Mustard Tree has transformed the lives of people in Greater Manchester who are trapped in poverty or homelessness, by enabling them to gain the skills and self-confidence they need to reach their full potential.Our focus is on tackling both the causes and consequences of poverty by offering:
Provision: When people are in crisis we offer food, clothing and furniture. By meeting their basic needs we establish a relationship of trust and open the door of welcome, hope and possibility.
Progression: We offer life-skills, training, volunteering, education, mentoring and employment opportunities to help people to increase their resilience and enable them to escape poverty and homelessness – for good.
Partnership: We work collaboratively with our beneficiaries, enabling them to contribute to the Mustard Tree Community and work with them to set self-determined goals, as well as working with individuals, agencies, businesses and community groups to broker long-term solutions to the poverty and inequality in our city.
Please visit www.mustardtree.org.uk to find out more about the tremendous work that Mustard Tree do and remember that every time you make a purchase from Benecare Direct, 10% will go to help them combat poverty and prevent homelessness,
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