Organisations within the UK’s small charity sector consistently deliver invaluable contributions to the wellbeing of countless individuals and communities, both domestically and across the globe. Among these impactful nonprofits stands Shiloh Rotherham, a shining example of positive social change. In partnership with our sister ISP, BeFibre, we take immense pride in championing the endeavours of this transformative firm.
About Shiloh Rotherham
Supporting adults who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, since 1992, Shiloh initially formed as an outreach centre to provide food for those who are destitute. The charity has since grown to offer wrap-around, people-centric services to those in the Rotherham area, including:
- Open access drop-in sessions – providing instant availability of mainstream services, specialist partners and its own staff who offer help, advice and practical resources.
- One-to-one support - aiding guests to resolve issues and help people move towards independent living.
- Tenancy preparation courses - supporting guests in understanding their housing options and how to sustain a tenancy.
- Health and wellbeing activities - cheap and simple ways to practically apply the ‘five ways to wellbeing’.
- Volunteering - an opportunity for guests to learn new skills, increase confidence and to shape and influence the charity’s work.
How we’ve supported Shiloh Rotherham So far
In 2022, our team supported the charity on the run-up to Christmas with its shoebox appeal. Internally — and across both organisations — our teams collected contents for a total of 250 shoeboxes, full of essentials and small gifts for those facing homelessness over the festive period.
Continuing with our efforts, we promoted the gift box appeal externally to the public too. In collaboration with Stainforth’s Bakery, we used their storefronts as collection points for donations from the public in Rotherham and surrounding areas.
Acknowledging that the Christmas period shouldn’t be the only time of year that we focus on helping those in need, we were keen to share the charity’s JustGiving page even further afield as we headed into 2023 — encouraging additional donations for Shiloh’s current residents.
Reflecting on Small Charity Week — which took place in June this year — our teams also collected clothing to donate to the homeless charity’s clothing bank. Once collected and sorted, the charity sells such items on ebay to raise funds for the courses they offer to vulnerable individuals.
How you can help
All of the services, activities, advice and amenities Shiloh offers to those in need are free of charge. But the continuation and sustainability of these vital programmes depend on the generosity of the public. Donations play a crucial role in ensuring Shiloh can continue to provide its invaluable support to those who need it. Every donation, no matter the size, helps the organisation maintain its efforts, reaching more individuals who rely on its services. Wider support not only keeps its doors open, but also empowers the team to make a lasting impact on the lives of those who depend on them.