Give a few words...

Funded on Spacehive 27 November 2020 Delivered 1 January 2021

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Give a few words...

Sharron Wilkinson By Sharron Wilkinson

Give…is a “one off” positive uplifting writing scheme for care homes and charities. Please help us spread cheer for Christmas and beyond.

Huddersfield Delivery stage

38
backers
£1,632
raised
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This project was funded on 27 Nov 2020!

Never has there been a time where we need to come together to help each other out. Give...a few words aims to do this by spreading a little cheer through the power of letters. This volunteer run project helps to reduce isolation through words, art and kindness. Some people (in care homes, charities, and other organisations) are feeling extremely isolated at this time, so Give...will arrange for at least 2 positive personalised letters, a charity Christmas Card and small gift (mini notebook with some of the positive letters/drawings) to go to each person in the care homes and charities that Give is working with. All volunteer letter writers, will receive a letter pack to start writing and a copy of the mini notebook. 3 Red post boxes will be featured across Kirklees (Huddersfield/Dewsbury and Batley) to collect the letters. Any extra contributions will allow the project to continue into 2021.

What we'll deliver:

  • 3 red post boxes on display in a variety of settings in Kirklees
  • 300 volunteer letter packs for all volunteer letter writers, 1 workshop for writers and 1 Christmas Card
  • A Christmas card, letter & small gift for each recipient in a care home, charity, organisation that Give is working with
  • 1 volunteer letter writing workshop

Why it's a great idea:

The project helps in so many ways! It spreads kindness across the whole community. It helps us feel more connected. People receiving letters are thrilled to receive letters from strangers who selflessly write with nothing expected in return. Many keep the letters to read again and again. People writing are part of a newly formed letter writing community which focuses on some of the positives at this time. Families are able to get involved, people with disabilities, people unable to volunteer or work at the moment, anyone. It also connects a range of people from all sectors together for a common interest, volunteers, charities, businesses, educational settings.

Steps to get it done:

  • Purchase letter packs (envelopes, stamps, paper)
  • Purchase 3 red letter boxes and 3 cardboard life size post boxes
  • Purchase Christmas Cards
  • Mini books(designed and printed)

Location Huddersfield

About the space

Custom Location

Council

Kirklees Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £1,471

Volunteer letter packs (300) - £457 (31%)
Mini books (1000) - £400 (27%)
Charity Christmas Cards 600 - £179 (12%)
1 Volunteer letter writing workshop - £150 (10%)
3 life size post boxes cut outs - £68 (5%)
3 red post boxes - £57 (4%)
Travel expenses - £45 (3%)
Other - £113 (8%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

31%
Volunteer letter packs (300)
£457
27%
Mini books (1000)
£400
12%
Charity Christmas Cards 600
£179
10%
1 Volunteer letter writing workshop
£150
5%
3 life size post boxes cut outs
£68
4%
3 red post boxes
£57
3%
Travel expenses
£45
8%
Other Read More
£113
  • Spacehive fees
    £77
  • Transaction Fees
    £21
  • VAT
    £15

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Create more packs, cards and letter boxes so we can reach more lonely people

Total £1,471

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