Make sure your festive charity giving doesn’t support workfare

Salvation Army band

When donating to charity this festive season, many people will wish to avoid charities such as Salvation Army which put people at risk of destitution by using workfare.

Today’s the launch of #GivingTuesday in the UK when charities encourage people to share their festive cheer with donations. This month is one of the most important of the year for charity fundraising. Boycott Workfare encourages people to think twice before giving to organisations that use workfare.

To view a list of those charities you may wish to avoid donating to, click here. Sadly the list of those still willing to put poor people at risk of destitution through benefit sanctions still includes big names such as Salvation Army, YMCA, RSPCA and others, as well as many local charities and hospice shops.

If you’d like to know which charities are committed to avoiding workfare and to Keeping Volunteering Voluntary, see the list of nearly 500 voluntary organisations that have signed the pledge here.

And if you’d like to donate to help bring down workfare, your donation will go a long way. Please feel free to do so by clicking on the Donate button below.


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I've realised something. Charity shops have beds, cupboards, lighting, heating, warm clothes, cups, knives, forks, spoons, plates. A warm space indoors.

If they want to do workfare, which is slavery, then they could feed, clothe, keep warm and house all the poor, overnight and by this payment have a huge army of security.

There are 2.6 million pensioners far below the breadline or only just on it.

Huge numbers of people over 50s to 66 losing benefit more and more and then forced to go on Workfare, just like all ages, and denied state pension payout and then heading for

The Greens would end all this daft and expensive cruel benefits regime and give everyone:

- universal, automatic Citizen Income, non-withdrawable, without requiring anyone to be actively seeking work, to the level of the basic tax allowance

- Full State Pension to all ciizens, irregardless of National Insurance contribution / credit history, mostly lost due to benefit rule changes and early retirement on tiny works pensions due to the massive austerity job cuts.
And the end of the NI contribution of 12 per cent of wage of low income workers, just to leave them to starve when get even poorer.

Landless Peasant

Festive charity giving? LOL they'll be lucky.