Leathwaite is proud to join forces with Charity Beam to help the Homeless in London.
Beam is an exciting new crowdfunding platform built to support homeless people through training and into stable, paid work. Since launching in November 2017, Beam’s full-time team, advisors, volunteers, and partners have been working hard to build scalable technology and services that will change millions of lives.
Alex Stephany, the founder, was inspired to build Beam after getting to know a homeless man at his local Tube station. The man had spent decades out of work. Alex would buy him cups of coffee and pairs of socks but could see his condition going from very bad to even worse.
When the man had a heart attack, Alex asked himself: “What could we do to make a real difference to that man’s life?” The answer lay in giving him the skills to support himself. Alex knew that’d cost much more than a coffee. But what if everyone chipped in?
Beam crowdfund new career opportunities for homeless men and women. Providing them with a support network, from support specialists to the kind strangers who fund their campaigns. They use technology to find scalable solutions to the toughest social problems – starting with homelessness.
Where Leathwaite comes in… Many of us have no idea what it’s like to be homeless, but many people don’t have that luxury. Over 250,000 people in the UK are experiencing homelessness. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Beam believes in the potential of everybody and the power of stable employment to help people achieve independence. Leathwaite started this fundraising campaign to help Beam support homeless people, and we’re looking for anyone who can support them.
For more information, please click here to view Beam’s website.
To view Leathwaite’s impact page for Beam, click here.