As you probably know, one thing that makes the Kettleshed stand out from the crowd is our compassion and enthusiasm for making a difference. That’s why, as well as our packaging and tea bags being environmentally friendly, every time our tea is purchased we donate to a proportion to homeless shelters. #WeGiveACup
Helping others has always been a priority for our founder Zoe. She has embedded her ethical and proactive views within the foundations of the company itself, and it is of great importance to all of us here at the Kettleshed that our charitable work continues. Zoe often likes to deliver the tea donations directly to shelters herself to see the difference the extra help can make. #GivingACup
Streetlink is an organisation which connects rough sleepers to local services. They have a website, mobile app and phone line which people can use to alert outreach services if they see a homeless person sleeping rough. Organisations like Streetlink are vital in helping those in need and together with donations and operations such as #WeGiveACup, a difference can really be made to those sleeping rough and to help support the vital work of homeless shelters.
Homeless shelters are crucial in supporting those who are living on the streets with no access to basic necessities like a wash facilities or a warm place to sleep. It goes without saying that those of us using the shelters truly need all the help and guidance possible: did you know that people living on the street are 17 times more likely to have been victims of violence?
Homeless people are also 9 times more likely to take their own life than those living in a stable household.
These statistics are crushing. Homelessness is a serious problem in the UK, and here at the Kettleshed we can only be grateful that we are fortunate enough to be able to help, even in a small way. So please remember, next time you are buying one of our delicious products, not only are you going to receive some delicious tea, but you are also helping those in need; together we all #GiveACup. Thank you for your continued support.
All photos used are courtesy of Streetlink.
If you would like to support Streetlink, please click here.
If you would like to report a person sleeping rough to Streetlink via their website, please click here.
Crisis.org is the source of the statistics mentioned and is a helpful, informative website should you like to research/help with homelessness further.