The Big Give Christmas Challenge
One donation, twice the impact
Like all charities this year, SLA are working hard to find new and different ways of raising funds – so we’re delighted to be participating in the Big Give Christmas Challenge.
The Big Give Christmas Challenge…
- …is a ‘match-funding’ initiative, meaning ‘one donation has double the impact!’
- Donations must be made online via the Scottish Love in Action page on the Big Give website – the page ‘goes live’ from the 1st of December to the 8th of December 2020.
- Funds are being raised for our partner VOICE 4 Girls.
SLA’s Big Give fundraising target is £16,000. We are very pleased to have already raised £8,000 in pledges towards this target. One of the pledges is from a significant international development trust funder, The Coles-Medlock Foundation – positive endorsement of the work of VOICE 4 Girls*, which SLA is supporting.
How to take part
If you’d like to donate to SLA’s Big Give Christmas Challenge and double your donation, please go direct to the SLA page on the Big Give website on 1st December-8th December to make your donation online. Please note that all donations must be made on the Big Give website to SLA within these dates for SLA to take part.
If at all possible, can you let us know in advance if you are planning to donate to the Big Give, to help us as we work towards our fundraising target.
Please get in touch if you have any questions about the Big Give or if you’d like to talk to us about donating.
*VOICE 4 Girls
The Big Give is in support of the work of SLA’s partner VOICE 4 Girls. VOICE 4 Girls have created new programmes to help girls and boys who are hugely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in India. The pandemic means that these young people are still not able to attend school and thus at great risk of dropping out of education permanently. We know that staying in education is the proven route out of poverty.
Girls in particular are facing hunger and abuse, being made to take on low-paid labour and are even being ‘sold into marriage’ by poverty-stricken families. Young people have lost the ‘safe space’ they found at school and the one guaranteed meal a day which was provided for them there.
VOICE 4 Girls is now using technology (mobile phones and WhatsApp) to contact these girls and boys, to continue giving them information and support to help them address the difficult and frightening issues they are facing.