WIP's Christmas Appeal

THIS YEAR DONATE YOUR POSTAGE INSTEAD OF YOUR CHRISTMAS CARDS TO WIP.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND US YOUR CARDS.

 

We have set up an e-card so you can send a message online to friends and family and donate the postage to WIP. https://www.dontsendmeacard.com/ecard/kHWr

OR you can TEXT DONATE your postage to us:

Please TEXT: CARD19 £5 to 70070 (You can donate £2/£5/£10)

You may recall that last Christmas we made an appeal for supporters to send us their Christmas card fronts so that we could recycle the cards in craft workshops in women’s prisons and women’s centres to make decorations and cards for children in the run up to Christmas this year.

The card appeal was a huge success – our tweet went viral and even reached over to America where it was retweeted by Cher and Bette Midler! We received thousands and thousands of cards, we were overwhelmed by the compassion shown with all your messages of support alongside the cards - a highly inspiring and warming experience!

Thank you so much to the Girl Guides, MPs, schools, Women’s Institute, mum’s groups and individuals who donated cards. Over the year we delivered over one hundred Royal Mail sacks to women’s prisons, women’s centres, young people’s secure units and some men’s prisons. We also created a Christmas Card Craft Pack for ideas on using the cards.

Thank you so much for your support but as a result of the overwhelming amount of donations last year, we will not be running our Christmas card campaign this year. Please do not send us your cards.
 

However if every person who sent us a parcel containing Christmas cards last year would this year consider directly donating the money spent on postage (all 5,000 of you!!), you would provide a lifeline for our charity and the women we support. If all 5,000 people donated £50 we could open a new women’s centre!


WAYS TO DONATE.

We have set up an e-card so you can send a message online to friends and family and donate the postage to WIP. https://www.dontsendmeacard.com/ecard/kHWr

OR you can TEXT DONATE your postage to us:

Please TEXT: CARD19 £5 to 70070 (You can donate £2/£5/£10)

THANK YOU!!


WHERE DOES MY MONEY GO?

  • £1.50 can buy a bus fare for an appointment, helping a woman with her rehabilitation 
  • £2 can pay for a woman in prison to receive a copy of our magazine, filled with advice & information
  • £3 can help towards our work to enable women to speak out, know their rights & be ambitious for change
  • £4 can help towards our freepost so women can write to us when they have no money for stamps in prison
  • £5 can buy some basic toiletries for a woman accessing our Women’s Centre
  • £7 can help towards our advice line for women affected by the criminal justice system
  • £10 can buy phone credit for a woman in prison to keep in contact with her children
  • £15 can buy some food shopping for a woman released from prison with nothing 
  • £20 can pay for a drop-in support session for a woman at one of our Women’s Centres
  • £25 can buy a basic winter coat for a woman released from prison with no warm clothing 
  • £50 can buy a basic set-up (kettle, bed sheets, towel, set of crockery, cutlery) for a woman being housed
  • £50 can pay for a woman to be met at the prison gate by WIP and supported on her day of release
  • £100 can buy a day of 1-1 advocacy for a homeless woman to get housed – making the difference between street homelessness and a safe place to stay