"You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving." - Amy Carmichael
RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS
are good for us.
Scientific research shows that when we do something nice for someone our brain produces dopamine, which makes us feel happy. This is your opportunity!
What is Giving Back?
Giving Back is an initiative working with selected coffee shops and restaurants in Totnes. It enables patrons, whilst enjoying their own coffee or meal, to make a gift to benefit homeless and other local people in need. See the list of cooperating businesses below.
Giving Back promotes giving to others from a place of gratitude for what we have; for no other reason other than because we can.
The vision of Giving Back is not just to feed the homeless but to work alongside homeless people to look for ways to facilitate opportunities that will change their circumstances. Giving Back aims to bring hope and a future into the lives of those in need.
Why use Giving Back?
Many of us want to help the homeless and those in need, but are not sure of the best way to do so. At times there can be a dilemma in giving cash.
In addition, giving food is not always welcomed by the homeless. There have been instances where poison or even glass has been placed in the food given to homeless people. Because of this they can understandably be reticent about receiving food from the public.
Giving Back is a conduit through which you can give without reservation, knowing that your money will go directly to meeting the needs of the homeless and others in need.
What does your money buy?
The money donated to Giving Back is solely used to:
Fund training projects for the homeless and those in need
How can I give?
When visiting a cooperating business, look for our Giving Back flyers. You will find them in various locations across Totnes. Place your gift in the provided envelope inside the flyer, seal the envelope and place it in the collection box. Ask your waitress where this box is located. Please do not give cash gifts to the waitress. Cheques payable to: Giving Back
We want to say a big thank you to our local cooperating businesses:
The Green Cafe
Seeds 2 Totnes
Totnes Community Bookshop
If you are a business and you're interested in participating, please contact us and speak with Annamarie Kemp.
Gift Aid it?
If you are a tax payer, we are permitted to claim the tax back on your gift. Should you wish us to do so, please complete all the details on the front of the envelope to enable us to follow through.
Is Giving Back backed locally?
Yes! This initiative comes with the backing of:
MP for Totnes
Transition Town Totnes
Caring Town Totnes
a 18 Oct 2012 (c) Marketplace Ministries. Marketplace Ministries Ltd. is a charity registered in England and Wales no. 1165695.