Knowing that you are helping children by donating to a kids-based charity can be extremely rewarding. Whether you are donating outgrown clothes, money, or even your time, you know that this small sacrifice will improve the lives of others in need. If you would like to become involved in a children’s charity, but you are unsure which one to choose, here are a few of the UK’s most celebrated organisations.
Assist a family in need with Home-Start
Home-Start was established over 40 years ago, they are dedicated to providing emotional and common sense support to families with young children who are struggling to cope. Each volunteer is trained to listen, empathise and comfort, before being assigned to a family and making regular visits to their home. Volunteers can build up the confidence of a lonely parent and encourage them to engage with their child in more effective, positive ways.
Choose CLIC Sargent, to support children living with cancer
CLIC Sargent was formed in 2005, bringing together two very successful charities to make one larger organisation. Online they are a valuable source of information for young people, parents and professionals who are affected by cancer, but they also provide financial and practical help where it is needed.
The Rainbow Trust, for children living with an illness and their families
Every day of the year, the Rainbow Trust is ready to give emotional support and day-to-day assistance to thousands of families in the UK with a seriously ill child. Home visits are part of the service and are intended to inject some of the fun back into family life. This might include bathing kids, reading them a bedtime story, or cooking – anything that gives respite to parents and children in a stressful situation.
Which children’s charities have impressed you with their work? Are there any causes to which you regularly donate?