The Big Give Christmas Challenge
November 28 @ 12:00 pm – December 5 @ 12:00 pm
We invite you to celebrate Thanksgiving on 23rd November by raising funds for our counselling services as part of a focus on #GivingTuesday.
All money donated online at theBigGive.org.uk between 28th November and 5th December will be matched and then doubled up to our total of £16,000!
So think about what you are thankful for and start fundraising to make a real difference to young people locally at risk of homelessness this Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Every night of the year YMCA Norfolk provide a safe place for 240 young people to sleep. You can help us make Christmas special for them this year by helping to raise £5000 for Christmas dinner and gifts, plus £11000 to provide counselling and support throughout the year.
Here are some fundraising ideas to get you started…
Stars and Strips Non-Uniform Day
Thanksgiving Bake Off
Ideas for Brownies, Guides and Scouts
Donate to the YMCA instead of giving Christmas cards
Donate a Christmas Dinner to a young person
Donate a Christmas Hamper to a family
Find out full details of the ideas above, plus many other ideas and information on how to donate – simply download our booklet here.
Make a single gift
Every night we support hundreds of vulnerable young people across Norfolk with a safe place they can call home and support towards a brighter future. Make a one-off donation and answer to a young person calling for help, securing them a warm bed for the night and a hot meal.
Donate by text
Please text YMCA15 followed by the amount you want to donate (£1, £3, £5, or £10) to 70070.
For example, to donate £3 you would text YMCA15 £3. You can donate up to £30 on any one day.
All the money you donate goes to YMCA Norfolk and your network provider does not charge you for the SMS.
Donate by post
Please make cheques payable to YMCA Norfolk and send to:
Communications & Fundraising Department
We work hard to ensure that every penny we raise goes as far as it can in our services, through gift aid you can help us make your donation go 25% further, if you are a tax payer and would like YMCA Norfolk to reclaim tax on your donation please complete the form below and send it with your donation.
Make a regular gift
With a regular gift to YMCA Norfolk you will always be there for young people in need. No matter how much you can donate, your support will help to provide young people with a safe place they can call home, support and opportunities to fulfil their potential.
Become a Room Sponsor
If you have room in your heart for a young homeless person, please sponsor a room for just 40p a day. As a Room Sponsor you can change the life of young people for ever – giving them a safe place to stay and the chance of a new, brighter future.
Give as you Live
Did you know you can now help YMCA Norfolk – just by shopping online?
Thousands of top retailers including Amazon and John Lewis have signed up to donate a percentage to YMCA Norfolk every time you shop online through Give as you Live. Shopping through Give as you Live is no different to shopping online normally, it’s just as secure and your shopping won’t cost you a penny more.Sign up to Give as you Live
Support our Shops
Don’t chuck it away. Chuck it our way!
YMCA charity shops help support the work of YMCA Norfolk. In the last year alone more than £20,000 has been generated from donated goods supporting the development of our services.
We have shops in the following locations;
Leave a legacy
Leave a gift to YMCA in your Will and make sure young people can thrive today and tomorrow. With your legacy gift, you will build on history – continuing to helping young people well into the future.
For more information call us on call us on 01603 621263 (Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm) or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org