Small change to make a big difference to homelessness
We are helping local homelessness charity Framework celebrate its fifteenth birthday next week with a special campaign to make some change count. The aptly name ‘Change for Good’ asks supporters to look down the back of sofas, empty pockets and piggy banks and donate loose change to help the charity’s work.
Framework was started in 2001 following a merger between Help the Homeless and Macedon. Since then they have helped thousands of people – around11,000 a year across the east midlands - offering training and support to help them move away from homelessness forever. On 10th June, the charity will be celebrating its birthday with its annual ‘Do it for Framework’ (DIFF) day which asks supporters to do something in aid of homelessness.
The cause has been supported by The Nottingham since 2011 when it set up its ‘Doing Good Together’ programme. During the five year partnership with Framework, staff have raised over £45,000. This is the third year the business has sponsored DIFF through match-funding supporter donations. However it hopes that by asking supporters to part with their pennies they will really be able to boost donations.
Gary Womersley, Head of Branch Network says “This year we really wanted to do something different and began talking about how much the pennies really mount up.
“We all have those coins lying around so for DIFF day we are encouraging people to have a change clear out to help us reach our target of raising £1,500.’
If we hit this target, placed end to end, the change would span around one and a half miles, the same distance from the building society’s Upper Parliament Street branch to Framework’s Head Office on Gregory Boulevard. The initiative will be included in Framework’s list of ‘Do It’s’ amongst the old favourites such as wearing orange and holding a bake sale but the charity are confident that this new ask will be popular with supporters.
Jess Powell, Partnerships Manager at Framework adds “Support from businesses like The Nottingham is incredibly valuable to us in raising awareness of the charity but also vital funds for essential services.”
Donations will be accepted in branch between the 6th and 11th June. You can our full list of branches here.