About us Blogs 6 ways you can help Hope into Action You are vital to the work of Hope into Action. We're a charity and we couldn't continue our work without your help. Rowan Williams summed it up: “Hope into Action allows people in our churches to recognise they can actually do something”. There are lots of different things you can do to support us even from your own home. What will you do? 1. Pray Prayer fuels our work at Hope into Action. It is first in our mission “To mobilise, unite and unleash Christian prayer, investments, donations and relationships to fight the injustice of homelessness.” If you would like a starting point for prayer, then why not draw on the request shared by one of our tenants recently: “Can you please pray for me to have the courage and determination to succeed…” We would love to know if regular prayer pointers are of interest to you. Let us know here. 2. Read A House Built on Love is a book for anyone who wants to know more about Hope into Action and our mission of housing the homeless. It is bursting with stories that will leave you with a stronger understanding of the harsh realities of homelessness in the UK. And our founder’s story will show you how reaching out with love and compassion can have a life-changing impact. You can get one or more copies here. Do share it with your friends and family. Who will you give a copy to? Coming soon! A great new resource based on A House Built on Love to help you to step out in faith when you feel God is calling you to action. Make sure you sign up to our emails at the bottom of the website to get notified when it is released. 3. Sign-up Have you signed up to receive emails from us? You can do that here. Sign up for our newsletter First name (required) Please enter your first name Last name (required) Please enter your last name Email (required) Please enter your email address Please enter a valid email address (e.g. [email protected]) Send First name (required) Please enter your first name Last name (required) Please enter your last name Email (required) Please enter your email address Please enter a valid email address (e.g. [email protected]) Sign up . You’ll hear our news first if you are on our mailing list. If social media is your thing, then please do find us @hopeintoaction and give us a like on Facebook and share our posts. We share photos and videos and news of our work there too. 4. Celebrate When you have you a special day to celebrate and you’re wondering what to do instead of presents, you could ask for donations towards our life-changing work. Your next birthday or special occasion can enable someone experiencing homelessness to be offered a home and the love of a local church community. Click fundraisers on the left of your Facebook newsfeed. Click raise money. Select Hope into Action. There might be one near you – check the list. Choose a photo and fill in your details. Promote your fundraiser and ask your friends to share it. You will be able to see who has donated and track progress against your goal. 5. Challenge “I saw other people doing cycles and sponsorship and I wanted to do the same.” Amongst our youngest supporters, Freddy and Jos went the extra mile for Hope into Action – one running a half marathon and one covering 30 miles on his bike. You can see how they did it here: fundraising ideas It’s not too late to join the #CaptainTom100 or if you fancy a challenge for this new month, try 5K in May. And if you would like to set up your own fundraising challenge you can do it too right here on our website – it is as easy as one, two, three… Just choose a name for your page, add a photo and your personal message. Then share and take action! 6. Shop If it is Hope into Action merch you are after, shop here for beautiful branded hoodies and terrific t-shirts. Treat yourself and raise a donation for Hope into Action when you shop from thousands of retailers via #easyfundraising. Shop now: http://efraising.org/vJlQFCTnbT The retailers donate for free. Top tip: the Donation Reminder takes the effort out of raising - simply shop as normal and if a donation is available you'll get a handy reminder in your browser. Have you heard about AmazonSmile? Don’t miss out on 0.5% of your eligible purchases on Amazon being donated to Hope into Action. All you need to do is start your shopping at smile.amazon.com. What one thing will you choose to do from our list of suggestions? We shall have more news soon on what you can do to help as part of your church. Watch this space!