"You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving." - Amy Carmichael
Scientific research shows that when we do something nice for someone our brain produces dopamine, which makes us feel happy. This is your opportunity!
RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS
are good for us
What is Giving Back?
It is an initiative working with selected shops in Totnes, enabling patrons 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.
Giving food is not always welcomed by the homeless. We have heard of instances where poison or even glass has been placed in the food given to homeless people. So, understandably they can 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:
Help fund the Marketplace Drop-In which feeds the homeless a cooked meal at lunch time 5 days a week
Fund training projects for the homeless and those in need
How can I give?
When visiting a cooperating business, please donate in the box provided at the counter. If you would like to Gift Aid your donation, please complete all the details on the envelope and place it in the box. 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
Television and Electric Shop
Zero Waste Shop
Stolen From Susie
Christopher McCabe Butcher
If you are a business and you're interested in participating, please contact us.