3 Charities to watch in 2018

April 15, 2018 9:48 pm

Before giving to a charity organization, do your due diligence in researching what the group is about, its beneficiaries, and a lot more. Charities are non-profit organizations that aim to provide help and raise money for those in need. If you’re looking for a cause that would benefit from your participation at Charity Challenges with Kandoo Adventures, then read more. In this article, we’ll explore 3 different charities to watch out for 2018. These groups have been around for a long time and have established themselves to be truly helpful to their respective beneficiaries.

  1. The Message Trust

The Message Trust is a youth-based Christian organization that aims to spread the gospel to hard to reach youth. They go on missions across the UK and the rest of the world, braving remote communities, campuses, and prisons. Their goal is to teach young people about Jesus Christ. The organization was founded on 1992 and is currently based in Manchester, while having multiple offices in the UK and overseas. They were recently hailed as the best UK non-profit organization to work for, and several of their employees have attested to it. According to Best Companies UK, 99% of their staff agree that they’re under good leadership as the organization is founded on strong values and principles.

Donating to their cause will further empower their movement by funding mission teams, future evangelists, and their regular operations. Their Academy program is a place that trains young people to be equipped in mission work and evangelism. Their Missions Teams is responsible for partnering with schools and communities, delivering one-off performances and other events that aim to teach and spread the good news to those who have yet to hear about it.

  1. The Clink Charity

The Clink Charity was established for an admirable cause, and that is to reduce reoffending rates in the UK. In a recent study, 44% of adults released from prison go on to recommit a crime within the year.  And for those with shorter sentences, reoffending rates go up to 60%. With those statistics, the organization saw the need to support prisoners in finding a job after release. And this can be done through training. The Clink Charity offers vocational courses that train prisoners in a professional working environment by giving hands-on experience in its restaurant chain called The Clink. Through this initiative, reoffending rates are suppressed by releasing prisoners who are confident and equipped in finding a good job.

  1. FareShare

FareShare UK aims to eradicate hunger by tackling food waste. They were established more than 20 years ago in response to one glaring observation. That while a lot of people go hungry in the UK, tons of perfectly good food gets thrown away on a daily basis by supermarkets and manufacturers. A lot of these food items gets discarded for small reasons such as a misprinted label, aesthetic form, and bumper crops. FareShare believes that no good food should go to waste. They partner with several food merchants to receive surplus food that’s fresh and good to eat. They distribute these to charities who then turn them into meals. Last year alone they were able to collect close to 15,000 tons of food. These were turned into 28.6 million meals, distributed to people in need, through their frontline charities and community groups.

If world hunger is a cause close to your heart, you may find it rewarding to donate to FareShare. They’re part of The European Federation of Food Banks and The Global FoodBanking Network. That said, they work hard to alleviate hunger by doing their best in their cause.

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