Homelessness - #WhatWouldYouDo
Our 2020 Campaign to mark World Homeless Day is live!
#WhatWouldYouDo #ThinkDifferently #WorldHomelessDay
We are marking World Homeless Day (October 10th) with a thought provoking video campaign across Milton Keynes.
To help bring an end to homelessness in Milton Keynes, we want to shine a light on the people and the issues. We want to understand how people become homeless. We want to hear the stories of people who are homeless now or have experienced homelessness and enable them to have their voices heard.
Support our campaign and help us to dispel myths, amplify real voices, encourage change and raise awareness of homelessness in Milton Keynes today.
We want to see the people of Milton Keynes, helping people in Milton Keynes.
How can you get involved in the Campaign?
Share our films, tweets and posts - make a comment to show your support! Make sure you use our hashtags!
Make your own video or social media post and add your voice to the #WhatWouldYouDo Campaign. Make sure you use the hashtags.
Tell us your WhatWouldYouDo You might know someone who has experienced homelessness and their story has helped others to think differently. It could be your own story you have to tell. Let us know, post it in social media and remember to tag @MKHP_ and use the hashtags.
With your help we can reach as many people as possible across Milton Keynes and beyond.
We all need to #ThinkDifferently, consider #WhatWouldYouDo and shine a spotlight on the issues everyday, but particularly on #WorldHomelessDay so that we can work together to find solutions.
How can you support the MK Homelessness Partnership?
We always need help. This can be general support by raising awareness and telling people about or work, or more specifically through volunteering your time and expertise or running a fundraising event. You can also help us by making a donation.
Whatever you decide you will be helping our work to end homelessness across Milton Keynes.
Make a donation! Whether its a regular gift or a one off donation your support is welcomed and will help us to make a difference in Milton Keynes. There are lots of ways to donate:
Text MKHOMELESS to 70085 to donate £5
Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message. You will also be signing up to receive more information about our work. If you would prefer to donate without receiving further information, text MKHOMELESSNOINFO to 70085
Tap 2 Donate If you are out and about in Milton Keynes visit one of the six units and tap to donate £3. The local business community in MK supports the work of the Partnership through the scheme. The six sites are located at Jury’s Inn, Intu, Network Rail, CMK Train Station and John Lewis.
On-line You can also donate online either as one off donation or a regular gift.
Volunteer and make a difference! We need support in administration; finance; research, social media; events and fundraising; marketing and communications (digital, web and content writing); campaigning, photography, design, project management, plus creative and innovative thinking .
If you have the skills and the time to help us in any of these areas then please get in contact now. Send your CV, plus a short covering note telling us why you would like to volunteer. We would love to hear from you and see how we might work together.
Fundraise for us! Got a great idea? Working hard to get your family, friends and colleagues involved? We would love to hear about your plans to host an event, in person or virtually, or maybe a challenge you are taking on. Whatever it might be, every single penny that you donate to MKHP will help us to continue our work across Milton Keynes. Contact us to tell us about your fundraising event.
Company Giving! If your organisation is seeking opportunities and shares our values and aspirations to end homelessness then please get in contact with us. We would love to hear from you to explore how we might work together.
Watch our Campaign Videos
Whatever way you decide to help and get involved you will be helping us to make a difference across Milton Keynes.
Thank you for any support you can give.
The MK Homelessness Partnership would like to extend its thanks to all the people of Milton Keynes who were willing to talk to us and allow us to hear their stories. In particular Ruth, Calum, Humberto, Ben, Peter and Steve.
Our thanks also go to our 34 Recognised Partner organisations and volunteers across MK for all the work that they do. A special thank you goes to the contributors to our videos on this occasion; Winter Night Shelter; Emmaus Carlton Village; The Bus Shelter and Unity Park Station.