Article Source: itison
Last Updated: 7 February 2024 14:08
Respite is one of the most overlooked aspects of care and last year alone, itison Us donated 3,000 experiences to 30 small charities across Scotland with an estimated value of over £40,000.
The donations included gift vouchers for overnight stays, spa breaks, meals out and tickets for the likes of PURE Spa, Radisson Blu, Sapporo Teppenyaki, GlasGLOW, and the Blythswood Sq Hotel.
Charities successful can use the vouchers in three ways:
1. To gift to users of the charity and their families who are often going through tough times and need respite and opportunities to smile
2. As a reward and thank you to volunteers who selflessly give up their time to help others
3. To help with fundraising efforts, for example as auction or raffle prizes
Paul’s Parcels, Speak Out Scotland, The Miracle Foundation, Love Oliver, The Leanne Foundation, the Strathmartine Community Larder and Deaf Links are amongst the charities that received support last year from itison Us.
Oli Norman, CEO of itison said: “itison Us exists to give respite and wonderful experiences to those who need it most and to help amazing charities in your local area to continue the brilliant work they do. We want to hear from you if you know any brilliant organisations who could use itison gift experiences – smaller charities are often overlooked when it comes to funding and support and we want to help.”
Since the initiative launched in 2019, over 18,000 experiences have been donated and itison, which has also raised close to £4 million for Social Bite over the years, aims to put a spotlight on smaller charities to showcase the important work they do.
Charities are being urged to apply at www.itison.com/us before the deadline of Friday 23rd February 2024 by completing a short online application.
Itison absorbs all admin and labour costs, making it simple for charities to get involved.
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