Giving Tuesday 2021

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Today is Giving Tuesday, an international day in which people come together and support charities and good causes by donating or giving their time. It’s a chance to give back and a wonderful way to do, and be part of, something amazing.

There are many ways that you can give back to charities in support of the work that they do – and they don’t all have to involve giving money.

  • You could give your time – volunteer, fundraise or donate your services to help out a charity. Find out how to fundraise for Step One Charity here.
  • Think about donating something – blankets, coats and warm clothing to a homeless charity. St Petrocks have a list of items needed to support the homeless in Exeter.
  • When buying gifts for Christmas think about charity gifts – many people appreciate the gesture of a gift that will help others. Mind Charity sells Christmas cards and calendars here where all donations will go towards supporting those dealing with mental health difficulties.
  • Find a campaign that you wish to support and write to your MP. Here is a campaign by the Mental Health Foundation to ask for more to be done ‘Mental health in schools: Make it Count’
  • Buy some items for your local food bank. Most supermarkets have collection points for donations to food banks so just buy an extra item or two with your regular shopping
  • Spread the word! Talk to your friends and family about Giving Tuesday and the importance of supporting charities. Spread the word on social media using #GivingTuesday

Why support Step One this #GivingTuesday?

Step One supports people to manage their mental health, achieve employment goals and live more independently with services ranging from mental health crisis care and recovery to one-to-one mentoring in employment and independent living skills.

By making a donation to Step One this Giving Tuesday, you’ll help us support the people we work with to discover their own strengths, and build a sense of hope, as well as develop resilience and potential.

Watch the video below to learn more about how Step One can make a difference to someone experiencing mental health issues.

How to donate on Giving Tuesday

Firstly, thank you. Your support makes such a difference to people struggling with mental health challenges across Devon. The easiest way to donate is online via our dedicated donation page. Click the button below to make a one-off or monthly donation.

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