Big Charity Giveback

At York Pi Jam we are giving back to local charities and raising awareness for how you can help them.

St Leonard's Hospice.

Our first stop on our Big Charity Giveback was St Leonard’s Hospice. St Leonard’s Hospice is an independent charity, providing specialist palliative care and support for local people with life limiting illnesses.

Here is how we supported them:

  • Sent their amazing team a hamper of chocolates.
  • They are actually our other event, York MakerFest’s, Charity of the Year and so we have an online donation page for them.

Here is how you can support them:

  • Donate to our online donation page.

Read our blog post for more information on how to donate and photos.

Dogs Trust - Leeds.

Our second stop on our Big Charity Giveback was our local Dogs Trust centre in Leeds. Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and cares for over 15,000 dogs each year through a network of 20 rehoming centres in the UK – that is a lot of dogs

Here is how we supported them:

  • Sent them supplies from their Amazon wishlist.

Here is how you can support them:

  • Buy from their Amazon wishlist.
  • Sponsor a dog.
  • Donate to Dogs Trust.

Read our blog post for more information on how to donate and very cute dog photos.

The Big Night In - BBC Appeal Show

Our third stop on our Big Charity Giveback was the Big Night In appeal show by Comic Relief, BBC Children In Need and BBC One. We’ve never been further apart, yet somehow never closer. That’s why, for one night only, Comic Relief, BBC Children in Need and BBC One, are coming together for a special night of entertainment, like no other.

Here is how we supported them:

  • Donated to their appeal show

Here is how you can support them:

York Kitchen for Everyone

Our fourth stop on our Big Charity Giveback was the York Kitchen for Everyone. Even during the Coronavirus outbreak, they are still cooking for the homeless guys that have been temporarily housed in a local hotel and they are also sending out food parcels and buying fresh fruit and veg that is distributed through the community food banks, as you can imagine there is a great deal of need at the moment.

Here is how we supported them:

  • Sent them enough tea bags for 1100 cups of tea… that is a lot of tea, but sometimes things can be a bit better with a hot drink.

Here is how you can support them:

  • Donate on their donation page.

Read our blog post for more information on how to donate and photos.

RSPCA - York.

Our third stop on our Big Charity Giveback was RSPCA. After supporting Dogs Trust we felt that we couldn’t let the doggies down at RSPCA. The RSPCA is the largest animal welfare charity in the UK. In 2017, the RSPCA investigated 141,760 cruelty complaints and secured 1,492 convictions.

Here is how we supported them:

  • We’re very happy to say RSPCA dogs can now enjoy 112 daily dental care chews (Pedigree Dentastix).

Here is how you can support them:

  • Donate on their donation page.

Read our blog post for more information on how to donate.

Age UK York

Our sixth stop on our Big Charity Giveback was Age UK York. Age UK York is an independent local charity which has been working in the local community to help older people for nearly 50 years. They have 100 dedicated staff and over 400 volunteers helping them deliver services and activities for older people in York. They receive some funding from the national Age UK but they rely on your support to keep serving the older people of York.

Here is how we supported them:

  • Sent their amazing team some chocolates and some tea bags so they can have a treat when they’re back in the office.

Here is how you can support them:

  • Donate on their Just Giving page.

Read our blog post for more information on how to donate and photos.

York Mind

Our seventh stop on our Big Charity Giveback was York Mind. York Mind are an independent local mental health charity which aims to empower individuals experiencing mental ill health to start on the pathway to recovery. They believe that the condition should never define the person and consequently their recovery model encompasses every aspect of their clients’ lives: personal, social and professional.

Here is how we supported them:

  • Since their team are all working from home, we have sent them a letterbox parcel of coffee, biscuits and chocolate to have a little coffee break when they’re back in the office.

Here is how you can support them:

  • Donate on their Just Giving page.
  • Fundraise and set up a Just Giving page.

Read our blog post for more information on how to donate.

IDAS

Our eighth stop on our Big Charity Giveback was the team at IDAS.

IDAS is the largest specialist charity in Yorkshire supporting anyone experiencing or affected by domestic abuse or sexual violence. Their services include refuge accommodation, community based support, peer mentoring, group work and access to a free, confidential out of hours’ helpline. Their teams of accredited specialist workers support people throughout the criminal justice system in addition to providing emotional support and safety planning advice.

Here is how we supported them:

  • Sent their hard working team some chocolates and some tea bags so they can have a treat when in the office.

Here is how you can support them:

  • Donate on their Just Giving page.
  • Fundraise and donate.

Read our blog post for more information on how to donate.

SASH

Our ninth stop on our Big Charity Giveback was the team at SASH.

SASH is a youth homelessness charity that works across York, North and East Yorkshire, helping young people aged 16-25 who are facing homelessness. They do not run a hostel or own any property. The accommodation they offer is through their Nightstop and Supported Lodgings services, which rely on volunteer ‘hosts’ who offer a spare room in their own home. Their services are as much about supporting young people to resolve the problems which have led to them becoming homeless as they are about putting a roof over their head. Part of this support is provided through their SASH Active programme.

Here is how we supported them:

  • At the moment their office is closed, but as soon as their office is back open we will make sure to take a visit and drop off some treats for their team to say thank you.

Here is how you can support them:

  • Donate on their Just Giving page.
  • Fundraise and donate.

Read our blog post for more information on how to donate.

Black Lives Matter

York Pi Jam stands against police brutality and racism. Enough is enough. Black lives matter.

We’re committed to making progress and addressing systemic inequality – and not just today, or this month.

As a first step: we’re donating to the Black Lives Matter campaign.

We hope you’ll join us in supporting their work to end racism, discrimination, and systemic violence.

While some might say that York Pi Jam should stick to the charitable work on digital making an e-safety, our team want to be clear:

We don’t think there should be anything inherently political about equality and basic human rights.

Why be quiet… when you have a voice.

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