Human Appeal, a leading charity based in Manchester, is calling on everyone in Warrington and across the UK to come together this Random Acts of Kindness Day. With donations and volunteer numbers going down, they need our help more than ever to keep doing their important work.
Challenges Charities Are Facing
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has found some worrying news: one in five charities might have to close this winter because they don’t have enough money. During the Christmas season, when people usually give more, donations went down by 25%. This could mean charities lose out on £3.2 billion over the year. Human Appeal’s research from 2023 also shows that a third of UK volunteers are having to cut back on their charity work because they need to focus on their jobs.
How You Can Make a Difference
This Random Acts of Kindness Day on February 17th, Human Appeal is asking for your help. They want us to support charities in any way we can. This isn’t just about giving money; it’s about giving time and showing we care.
Owais Khan, Deputy CEO of Human Appeal, says now more than ever, we need to stick together and help out. “Charities are really feeling the pressure, and every little bit of kindness counts. That’s why we’re asking you to join us on Random Acts of Kindness Day. Even the smallest act can make a big difference for those in need, both here in our community and around the world.”
Ways to Help
Human Appeal is encouraging everyone to do something kind for charities on Random Acts of Kindness Day. You could donate some clothes, pay for someone’s meal, or just give a bit of your time to volunteer. These small acts can really help charities keep going when times are tough.
By getting involved in Random Acts of Kindness Day, we can all help make sure charities can continue their crucial work of helping people who need it the most.