Cash for Kids – Charity fundraiser at MCJA!

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Charity fundraiser alert!

On the 3rd of May 2024, we held a ‘dress-down’ day at our head office at the Liverpool Innovation Park, raising funds for the incredible charity – Cash for Kids. Cash for Kids is a charity that is dedicated to supporting children in difficult circumstances, such as those living in poverty, hunger, suffering from abuse, neglect, illness and much more. We wanted to help support this incredible charity doing what they do, and we raised an INCREDIBLE £80+! This donation will go towards a child in need, whether that is supporting them through treatment, providing crisis grants, providing food and clothes for those living in poverty, and much more.

What do Cash for Kids do?

Cash for Kids is a grant-giving charity that helps support children in difficult circumstances, and their mission is to support young people in communities help live life to their full potential. They also work with local organisations to help support families who often have nowhere else to go.

What are the grants used for?

The grants offered by Cash for Kids help support children from birth, right up until the age of 18, who have either came from disadvantaged backgrounds, are currently suffering from illness, or poverty. These grants can help support a child and their family with putting food on the table, food on their backs, pay for accommodation, life-changing treatment, and so much more. These grants often range from £1000 to £3000, however the charity also considers applications for much larger amounts.

How can I apply for a grant?

General grants

To apply for a grant, please visit The Cash For Kids website here, where you can apply online for a general grant. Please note, grants are dependent on donations per location, meaning application forms may not be available for all areas all of the time. Furthermore, during Cash for Kids’s ‘Mission Christmas’ project, applications for general grants will be closed (from November to December).

Cost of living grants

These grants are designed to help children and families in need during the cost of living crisis, which aims to provide emergency essentials such as food, clothes, household bills, and anything else that is considered a basic need for a child.

These grants are £50 per child per household – Cash for Kids currently have £1.6 million available to help support 32,200 children in need across the UK.

How can I help support Cash for Kids?

There are a number of ways in which you can support the Cash for Kids charity, and help a child in need today:

Fundraising

There are a number of different fundraisers you can do for the charity, such as:

  • Sponsored runs
  • Sponsored walks
  • Office fundraisers
  • School fundraisers
  • Coffee mornings
  • Sponsored hikes
  • And much more!

When taking part in a fundraiser, it is up to you how you would like to raise money. Whether this is alone, with friends, family, colleagues or classmates, YOU decide how you want to raise funds for the charity!

However, Cash for Kids also run their ‘Mission Christmas’ fundraiser each year from November to December, where you can either donate cash directly to their website, or donate unused children’s toys, books, clothes, arts and crafts and much more to a drop-off point near you. Keep an eye on their website here for updates on their next ‘Mission Christmas’ fundraiser for 2024.

Donate

If you do not wish to or cannot fundraise, you can donate directly to their website here with a single payment, or you can choose to make a monthly donation.

How do donations help?

Whether you can donate £2 or £100, every penny goes to a child in need, helping support them live a fulfilling life. Here’s exactly how your donations can help a child today:

  • £5.50 can pay for a warm meal, drinks and snacks for a child living in poverty.
  • £11.94 can provide a one-day experience and warm meal for a child.
  • £51.66 can pay for a place for one child at a 5-day sports club.

So, why not help support a child today?

For updates on future fundraisers that we are holding here at MCJA, keep an eye on our ‘News’ page here.

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