Raise funds for free!
The covid 19 crisis has impacted all of us in one way or another. You might have less disposable income or you may feel the need to be more careful with money. The good news is you can donate to The Matthew Project without spending any extra and with very little effort!​
Please read on to find out more about this plus catch up with the latest news from Outside the Wire and Unity...

Whenever you buy anything online from your weekly shop to your annual holiday, you could be raising free donations for The Matthew Project with easyfundraising
There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, and M&S and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.
To find out more click here
Or if you prefer, you can now find The Matthew Project on TheGivingMachine. By signing up and shopping online via TheGivingMachine you will generate a free cash donation for us. With over 2,200 of your favourite retailers, including Ebay, M&S, NEXT, Tui, Sainsbury, John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners, you are bound to find what you need and generate a donation. To start raising free donations click here and join – it’s that easy
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support The Matthew Project every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping App for iOS and Android phones. When you shop AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that AmazonSmile will donate a portion of the purchase price to your selected charity. Click here to sign up and shop!
eBay buyers have several options when it comes to donating to the Matthew Project:
1. Find us in the Charity Shop section and browse all listings that benefit us
2. You can make a donation during the checkout process. Search for The Matthew Project, select us as your favourites, then every time you pay for items on eBay you’ll have the option to also make a donation
3. Donate directly with the Donate Now button. Find us through the Charity Search on eBay for Charity, then donate your chosen amount through PayPal
eBay for Charity has partnered with the PayPal Giving Fund to make it easy for sellers to donate some or all of the proceeds from their listings to The Matthew Project.
Ebay sellers have two options when listing items to benefit us on eBay
1. Donate up to 100% of your final sales price to support The Matthew Project. You can customise the donation percentage with the minimum donation amount at 10%
2. You can associate your eBay username with us. All sales associated with your username will be considered 'Direct Selling' for The Matthew Project, and 100% of selling proceeds will benefit us!
Click here to find out more

There are more suggestions of ways to raise funds listed on our website or maybe you have an idea of your own? We have accounts with Total Giving and Just Giving so you can organise something that you enjoy and raise funds at the same time

Become a volunteer for The Matthew Project!

We have many opportunities based throughout the county and at different times and days.  Our volunteers support children, young people and adults 

These could be an ideal opportunity for someone who wants to gain experience in social care, education or mental health.  Induction and any other necessary training will be given.  We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and life experiences

The list on our website (click here) gives a little information about what opportunities we currently have and for more information please contact Sarah Nunn at or on  07810 656690.

Join us on social media

As we move out of lockdown and start with the 'new normal' it will still be some time before we can get out and about as we used to. This means that social media is an incredibly important platform for us to reach our community and beyond
We share news daily via our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn accounts and are in the process of growing our YouTube channel. The bigger our audience, the more people we reach.
Please take the time to sign up to our accounts using the links below. If you already use them, do like, share and comment as much as you can. We need your support and it's free!
More news for this week...
Our Outside the Wire Appeal 2020 has captured the imagination of the local press. You may have heard or seen our radio interviews with our Senior Recovery Practitioner, Justin Smith who has done an awesome job of conveying the importance of raising funds so that they can continue to support local veterans with PTSD. To find out more or donate to our appeal click here
The team over at Unity have been working really hard throughout the lockdown with 250 people in service at the beginning. In the 100 days we've been through they have made a mind boggling 11,452 successful contacts with clients and given advice to 128 parents, attended 479 multi agency meetings and 218 meetings with Norfolk County Council Children’s Services. Click here to find out more about their amazing work
To finish...

We've given you lots of information to take on board this week so let's leave it there. In our next newsletter, there will be more news about what the teams at On Track and Next Steps have been up to and some lovely stories from the people we support
In the meantime, have a lovely weekend and stay safe

Best wishes from all the team at The Matthew Project x
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