More about the appeal
For many Big Issue vendors, and hundreds of other homeless people this Christmas, 'home' is likely to be described as cold, wet, lonely and unsafe. The Big Issue Foundation believes in providing ‘A hand up, not a hand out’. We provide access to healthcare, housing, financial advice, training, education and vital services that the more fortunate of us take for granted such as: access to a GP or the keys to a place you can call home. Without essential help like this, Big Issue vendors can find themselves trapped in a routine constantly reinforcing the downward spiral, unable to escape.
The Big Issue is often the nearest thing a lot of people have to stability in their lives. Your gift today will make sure we can provide that stability to many more Big Issue vendors across the country like Paul. Thank you for whatever you can afford today. I know times are hard, and that many of us are facing financial pressures at the moment. That is why every gift we receive is appreciated even more.
Thank you for helping The Big Issue Foundation to maintain and develop the structures that help Big Issue vendors on their journeys to a life with more dignity: I salute you.
Together we can dismantle poverty through offering a ‘Hand up’.