How can you help?
As a charity we continually need to fund-raise to enable us to meet the demands of supporting families. There are many ways you can help us support families. We welcome financial contributions and we accept donations of toys and gifts.
Join our 200 club!
As part of our wider fundraising activities we now have a 200 club. The 200 club will help to fund our annual Family Christmas Party but that also gives you the opportunity to win a cash prize each month. And who wouldn’t want that!?
You can download our letter & application form here
The sooner you join us the sooner you may be celebrating a win!
To find out each month’s winner, please find the relevant month’s post in the News section of our website.
How it works:
For £1 a month, you will be entered into a monthly draw. The winnings will be split as follows:
- 50% of the takings for the owner of the winning number
- 50% to the Family Christmas party Fund
If you would like to enter, then it will cost £12 for one number. Or if you wish to double your chances, 2 numbers will cost £24 for the year and so on. You can have as many numbers as you want!
Co-op’s Local Community Fund
Are you a member of the Co-op? Did you know that you can now support Home-Start HOST through the Co-op’s Local Community Fund?
As a Co-op member every time you buy Co-op branded products and services, from a loaf of bread to a funeral, 1% of your spend is set aside to go to a local cause of your choice.
By choosing us you can help change the lives of families with young children across Oldham, Stockport and Tameside.
Members can visit www.coop.co.uk/membership/local-community-fund to find out more information and to choose Home-Start HOST as their cause.
Family Christmas Party
In December each year we hold a Christmas party for our Home-Start families which is always appreciated by parents, carers and of course the children! Food and entertainment is provided and paid for by the scheme and each child receives a present delivered by Father Christmas himself! Gifts, raffle prizes and food donations are always gratefully received.
You can now donate to us via EasyFundraising.org.uk
Donate money while you shop online. Simply sign up, visit the Easy Fundraising site and online shop as normal. Any purchases you make will result in a percentage being donated to Home-Start. It doesn’t cost you a penny!
The scheme works hard to promote its volunteering opportunities and you could help. If you work for or run a company that publishes a newsletter or e-bulletin and would be able to run an article or advert on what we do, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring the office on 0161 344 0669
Family Day Trips
We try to organise an annual day trip out for families and their children. If you can offer a discount or free places on group bookings please let us know. Our families and us would be most grateful.
Friends of Home-Start
We are lucky enough to have a Friends of Home-Start Group which runs fundraising events each year. If you want to donate just a few hours of your time to help run events or have items to donate, we want to hear from you!
You can find more information on the About Us tab. You can also find them on Facebook here