By giving to Charis you are partnering with us to directly support people who are affected by the sex industry.
No donation is too small, and regular giving helps us to plan more effectively for the future.
Your money will significantly help change the lives of some of the most at risk and exploited people in our society.
1. Give online
If you would like to give via Stewardship please click here
2. Just by shopping online
Shop with your favourite stores and raise a donation for Charis Tiwala at no extra cost to you.
3. Give via cheque
Simply send us a cheque payable to "Charis Tiwala" in an envelope addressed to Charis, Unit 22, 17 Holywell Hill, St. Albans, AL1 1DT. If you have not donated before, please include your address and tell us whether you are eligible for Gift Aid.
If you are eligible for Gift Aid, it would be great if you could complete the form below, remembering to tick the appropriate box in the Gift Aid declaration and sign and date it. Then please enclose the form with your cheque.
Gift Aid Form - Download
4. Leave a Legacy
Leaving a legacy is a significant way of continuing to support Charis. Charitable bequests are paid before tax is deducted, thereby reducing liability to inheritance tax, where applicable. If you would like to obtain further details or discuss any of these options, please contact us via email at email@example.com
What difference does my gift make?
Here are some examples of how your financial support can help people who are affected by human trafficking or sexual exploitation:
£10 – First Contact Pack (for a woman when we initially meet them on Outreach); the pack includes a personal attack alarm, chocolate, make-up, helpline number and relevant support information.
£40 – Funding a helpline number for women needing advice and support
£90 – Ingredients for Forte Bakery for a six week baking course with vulnerable women.
£150 – Regular outreach. Enabling a trained Charis team member to lead the outreach team for a month (1 or 2 nights per week); outreach is central to supporting those in the sex industry and maximises the chances of engaging with people by visiting them where they are working, whether that's on the streets or in sex establishments.
* Where requested, we can allocate your gift to a particular aspect of our work and let you know how it has been used to make a difference.
We are always grateful to receive items we can put in the First Contact Packs (ie lipsticks, lip glosses, liquid eyeliners or small chocolates), or you can donate baking equipment/ingredients for Forte Bakery
Please do contact us about how best to donate any items.
To ensure Charis offers good service provision the continuity of funding is vitally important.
Charis prioritises the building of trusting, long-term relationships with people in the sex industry. Building trust with people who have been exploited in the sex industry is time intensive and relies heavily on committed, well trained staff and volunteers.
The need to build these trusting relationships emerges from most research literature as a best practice principle for working with people in the sex industry and as the basis for exploring routes out.
Therefore Charis needs regular funding to enable us to:
- Provide consistent one-to-one support and outreach to people in the sex industry
- Offer on-going training for our staff and volunteers
- Expand our team to increase how many people we can support