We use donations to directly improve the lives of our customers and not to cover administration, management or utility costs.
STEP UP PROGRAMME:
Step in is a fund we have to help new tenants step in to independent living
We provide starter packs for our young people to make sure they have the basics that they need to look after themselves in the early days of a tenancy.
Step in packs could include:
Some of our tenants move in with little more than the clothes on their back and with benefit payments taking a few weeks to come through, Step In packs mean there’s no delay in developing life skills. It also gives tenants pride in their homes and in themselves as they have everything they need from day 1.
The step up programme rewards tenants for taking part in YMCA activities and opportunities and for ‘stepping up’ to being a good tenant and neighbour.
It is a points based system where tenants earn points and then use these points to claim rewards.
Staff and managers can give rewards for exceptional effort and for securing and maintaining training or employment.
Tenants can also receive points for looking after their property for a prolonged period of time.
Gas and electric credit
£50 towards driving lessons
£100 furniture from Telford Community Store
Provisional driving licence
Step out is a fund tenants can access if they need help with clothing, transport or equipment for work, education, a hobby or a special event.
We provide whatever our tenants need to step out in the community.
Step out has provided tenants with:
Clothing for rehab
A suit for a national rewards ceremony
Transport to a peer support fishing group
A replacement school bag
HOW TO DONATE
You can send a cheque made payable to YMCA Wellington and District to our postal address
You can make cash donations at our Consort House office
Via Paypal - click here
We are also able to accept donations of food and household items at Tan Bank and Consort House - anything we cannot use is shared with our Thrive partners - almost nothing goes to waste!
For Freedom Programme book donations please click here
GIVE AS YOU LIVE
Register with Give As You Live, select us as your nominated charity and we get a donation every time you make a purchase through the site at no extra cost to you!
All donations go towards projects and enhancing the lives of our young people – no donated funds go towards the day to day running of our services (e.g. administration or management costs).
You can also donate household items and good quality furniture to us, or to our friends at the Shropshire Community Project