Charity of the Month: Sistah Space

The charity of the month this August is the one and only Sistah Space. I have been following the amazing work of this charity for many months after reading about the team in a book on coercive control, and I am happy to finally feature Sistah Space. For those who have never heard about Sistah Space, it is a charity that works with African and Caribbean women and girls who are victims of domestic violence or who know people who have experienced domestic violence.

Sistah Space provides advice and support to victims of domestic violence. The charity also provides practical help by providing hygiene products such as sanitary pads, panties, bras, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soaps and other essentials.

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Charity of the Month – Sistah Space

This charity was founded in November 2015. It is a community-based non profit initiative set up to bridge the gap in domestic abise services for African heritage women and girls.

The Mission of the Charity 

Our mission is to encourage African heritage survivors/victims to report abuse by providing a safe cultural venue for victims to disclose abuse in a confidential environment, and to encourage community integration. 

It is always great to see a domestic violence charity dedicated to women from black and minority ethnic groups. Sistah Space is doing an amazing job by providing a safe place for women to come in and speak up. Many women are suffering in silence, this is why it is so important to talk about issues openly, so that does who need support can access them safely.

How to support Sistah Space

You can donate to the charity. No amount is too small and every little helps. To donate, click here. Also, fundraising is a great way to support the charity. You can find out more info on fundraising, click here.

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Charity of the Month: Save the Children

The charity of the month is Save the Children. I have heard a lot about this amazing charity over the years and I am glad to see the charity is still very much active. Save the Children is a charity that focuses on child’s health and education. The goal of the charity is to support children in the UK and around the world in their growth, education and their future. In 2020, Save the Children helped 2.9 million children access online learning during the lockdown, 10,000 UK families with food vouchers and essentials, and 760,000+ homes stay safe with access to clean water and soap.

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Charity of the Month: Save the Children

Usually, the poorest children do not perform as well at school as their wealthier classmates. A malnourished child would not be able to achieve high grades, this is why providing children with good food is so one of the main objectives of Save the Children charity. Also, low literacy is linked to low pay and unemployment. The figures show that the poverty in childhood is linked to unemployment and low pay in adulthood. This is why charities like Save the Children are so amazing because they are tackling the root of many issues people face in adulthood.

I am also very pleased to see the work this charity is doing in Nigeria. They are supporting Nigerian mothers and helping them improve their nutrition and overall health, which in turn will improve their child’s health.

How to get involved

If you like what Save the Children is about and you want to get involved, you can volunteer with the charity, you can also donate here, and organise fundraising events to help children survive and thrive all over the world.

You can also find out more about this charity of the month here. Read about the charity for last month here.

Thanks for reading. Have a lovely week.



The Benefits of Doing Your Bit for Charity

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Doing your bit for charity gives you a great opportunity to help individuals and causes who are in need of assistance. However, you may be surprised to learn that supporting a charity can actually benefit you as well. To learn more, take a look at some of the benefits that arise when you do your bit for charity:

  1. Increased social connections

Volunteering your time and skills can connect you with others and allow you to forge new social connections. Loneliness and isolation can have a big impact on your well-being, but volunteering is a constructive and positive way to make new social relationships. As you begin to widen your social circle and get more involved, you’ll find you have more contacts than ever before!

  1. Learn new skills 

When you first start out, you may feel more comfortable volunteering in a capacity that you’re familiar with but, over time, you’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills. A Health and Social Care training provider can help you to complete certifications required for some volunteering positions, for example. Alternatively, you can develop new skills on an ad hoc basis via volunteering.

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  1. Relieve stress

It’s not unusual for people to feel stressed and overwhelmed in today’s fast-paced world, but volunteering can help to combat this. Many people assume that they don’t have the time to volunteer but making time in your schedule can have a positive impact on you, as well as those you help. The emotional reward that comes from volunteering can help to relieve stress, while the fulfilment of being able to help others can boost your mood.

  1. Stay healthy

When you volunteer, your role may include physical activity, such as providing care to others, or mental activity, like administrative tasks for a local organization. Both forms of activity are critical if you want to stay healthy, particularly as you get older. If you’re worried that retiring from work will leave you at a loose end, for example, volunteering could fill the void and give you the outlet you need to maintain your health and well-being.

  1. Boost your confidence

There are many reasons why people lack self-confidence and, sometimes, there’s no definable reason at all. No matter what the cause of your low self-esteem, doing your bit for charity can help to give you a newfound sense of self-confidence. As you use your time and skills to help others, you’ll be left in no doubt that you’re a valuable and much-appreciated member of your community.

6. Finding the Right Volunteering Opportunity

There are numerous charities that require assistance, so finding an opportunity to volunteer isn’t difficult. However, it’s worth doing some research so that you can find the right opportunity for you. If you have a particular interest or you’re passionate about a specific cause, for example, you may want to volunteer with an organization that operates in these areas. When you can combine your interests, skills and expertise to find the right volunteering opportunity, you can maximize your impact and contribute to real change.




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