eat drink give

eat drink give

eat drink give invites customers who are drinking or dining with you to support SASH’s work.
Since launching in 2015, eat drink give has proved an easy way for local restaurants, cafés and bars to make a very real difference to local, young people facing homelessness.

How it works

There are various ways to be involved and eat drink give can be tailored to suit your business. Some examples are:

  • Restaurants – set up a VAT-free eat drink give button on your till system and add a voluntary £1 donation onto each bill. We will supply bill holders that explain that an optional £1 donation has been added to their bill.
  • Cafés/bars: Create a special dish or drink and add £1 or 50p to the sale price. These can then sold, on your menu or specials board, as a ‘SASH donate’ item.
  • Takeaways/shops: we supply a tin or contactless donate machine for guests to make a donation when paying with you.
  • Whichever way you choose, we will provide full support, from help with setting up your till button to supplying information about SASH for your staff and guests.

Why join in?

We know that businesses are keen to make a positive difference to their local community and eat drink give is a fantastic way for you to do this.

By supporting SASH through eat drink give you will be joining other cafés, bars and restaurants across Yorkshire in helping to give local young people the chance of a better future.

Why it matters

Every year, we support around 300 local, young people avoid homelessness. People like Jade who suddenly found herself homeless and did not know where to go for help. Thanks to our volunteers, we offer young people a safe place to stay in the home of a volunteer host as well as the support they need to resolve their problems.

“When I became homeless, I didn’t trust anyone or anything. I did not know what would happen to me or if I would ever be able to lead a normal life. The first night in Nightstop was still frightening, I remember feeling sick with anxiety on the bus ride to my host’s house. However, the second that door opened and I was met with the loveliest, smiliest woman and I thought I would actually be okay. She showed me the bedroom I would be staying in and we watched movies in the evening. I’m now living in supported accommodation, and I feel safe again.”

Sophie Thorpe, Ambiente Tapas

Sophie Thorpe, Marketing Coordinator at Ambiente Tapas in York said:
“The benefits of eat drink give are what initially brought Ambiente on board. Knowing that the funds we helped to raise will contribute towards the ongoing costs of assisting vulnerable young people in the local area is very rewarding.”

Can you help?

As well as our eat drink give campaign, we can offer a range of flexible partnership opportunities to suit your business’ charitable goals.

We know that every team is unique and we are here to work with you to build a partnership that really works.
To talk to us about eat drink give, other partnership opportunities and how to get involved, or simply to find out more about our work, please get in touch.

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