Offering your staff the opportunity to support Barnabus shows your commitment to the local community. This can have a positive impact not just on your staff and their morale, but also on consumers and how they see your company’s values. You can help through fundraising, donating practical pre-loved or new items, or even via payroll giving. We also accept donations of any surplus products or goods you may have. You could also get your employees involved by asking them to bring in items from home.
Perhaps you’d like a team of employees to come and help at one of our projects or events. Or, maybe you have talents, products or services that would help us out - corporate support isn't just about money.
It’s important that your employees can connect with us on a level that works for them. We celebrate that everyone has something different to offer, and we want our supporters to feel part of what we’re doing – it’s important to know that with their support, we can help our homeless friends rebuild their lives.
Some companies also encourage their staff to hold fundraising events, and many will match-fund their efforts. Companies can also choose to donate food for the breakfast sessions at our Drop-in Centre, or even to hold skilled activity sessions that help to upskill and provide some light relief for our homeless friends.
If you think the company you own or work for could help us out, we also take donations from retailers, manufacturers, agents, distributors and wholesalers. Your surplus products or goods can help bring dignity, comfort and hope.
We’re delighted to say that in 2018 over 60 companies took part in our corporate volunteering days, and we’re now hosting groups 2-3 times each week. For many of the employees involved, it completely changes their perception of homelessness and is a great team building experience.