Our Chosen Charity for the UK
According to research 103,000 young people asked for help with homelessness last year and following the Covid19 pandemic we can only imagine this figure will sadly increase.
Centrepoint support 10,000 homeless young people each year but they need more help so they can help more young people. That is why we made the decision here at Edwards of Gwynedd to help sponsor rooms for the charity every month. These rooms provide somewhere for young homeless people to feel safe and give them an opportunity to begin to rebuild their lives.
We provide 2.5 bed spaces for homeless young people per month
If you’d like to get involved by way of donation, fund raising or volunteering please check out their website.
The Business for good movement
In 2007, a group of small-business owners had an idea. They asked, “What would happen if we all gave back just by doing the things we do every day?” It was a question that deeply inspired them.
Three years and a great undertaking later, they were able to design the systems and processes necessary to make it work, and their dream is now a reality. The initiative was originally called 'Buy1Give1', backed by the idea that companies would create a specific giving impact with each designated business transaction. Today, the B1G1 initiative brings together more than 2,600 businesses from around the world — each making significant impacts in their own ways.
Today B1G1 is run by a social enterprise (registered company in Singapore) and non-profit organization (501(c)3 registered in the US) with a mission to create a world that's full of giving. Unlike conventional giving models, B1G1 specifically helps small- and medium-sized businesses achieve more social impact by embedding giving activities into everyday business operations and creating unique giving stories. Every business transaction can help improve lives for as little as just one cent.
At Edwards of Gwynedd we have decided that for every New or Renewal Proposal signed by a client, we will give $5 to help women in Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe lift their families out of poverty by providing bookkeeping skills and microloans. In times of difficulty, these entrepreneurs will not be able to conduct business as usual and while most have some savings, they may use their business loans for consumption instead, affecting their future operations. To help these women and their families, we will provide no-repayment loans and food packs where needed. This ensures the long-term success of these women and their businesses.
You can keep track of how we are doing here: