Here are 4 charities that we believe are making a pivotal impact across different sectors
Founded in 2012, Social Bite is a not-for-profit social business focused on eradicating homelessness. Based in Scotland they run social enterprise cafe's in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen where they ensure people suffering from homelessness are fed and even employed.
They run weekly Social Supper events where up to 400 homeless people are connected with food, support and opportunities.
In May 2018 they opened up their Social bite village which houses up to 20 homeless people and provides them with the right environment, support and opportunities to get them back on their feet.
Anti Slavery are an organisation working to end world slavery. They have projects within the UK, Europe, Africa and Asia but their campaigning covers the entire world. They work with local organisations to free those trapped in slave labour, and to campaign for laws against slavery.
They were the first organisation to campaign against slavery in modern-day Britain, and have had many successes:
- convinced the UK Government to ratify the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, in 2009
- campaigned in 2010 with human rights group Liberty which led to the UK parliament making forced labour a criminal offence; and convinced the UK government to opt in to the European Union Trafficking Directive, a key move that lay down foundations for today’s anti-slavery policies.
- founded the Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group (ATMG), a leading coalition of human rights organisations that they host and chair. The ATMG was highly vocal in calling for a new, comprehensive anti-trafficking law, which led to the passing of the UK Modern Slavery Act in 2015.
Scottish Wildcat Action
Scottish Wildcats, or the Tiger of the Highlands, is on the edge of extinction and Scottish Wildcat Action reckon they have about five years to stop them disappearing completely. SWA work with local people in wildcat priority areas to; reduce the risks of hybridisation, disease and accidental persecution; to breed healthy wildcats for later release to bolster the population through a conservation breeding programme; and to gather extensive data and share findings to improve their understanding of the Scottish Wildcat.
It is estimated that there are only 100 - 300 Scottish Wildcats left in the wild.
Harbin Slaughter House Survivors
Harbin SHS consists of three women (Hayley, from Ireland, Aimee, from Australia, and Emily, from England) who are living and working in Harbin, North-East China and are rescuing as many animals as possible from the dog and cat meat trade. They take in dogs and cats from local slaughterhouses and care for them whilst working and liasing to get them rehomed around the world. In their first year and a half they had rescued over 400 dogs from being eaten.
They are doing an utterly amazing job so please go donate or buy some of their merch to help support them!