The #GBEA Christmas List – Beam
Beam is a social enterprise that crowdfunds employment training for homeless people and supports them into stable, paid work. So far, more than 150 homeless men and women have crowdfunded their employment training via Beam, following referrals from more than 30 homeless charities and local authorities.
100% of all donations go directly towards the end campaign, with each cost tracked and visible to the public. This radically transparent model allows supporters to see exactly how their money is being used to change lives.
This Christmas, Beam is introducing gift cards. These let you buy your friends, family or colleagues a one-off donation which they can then allocate to any homeless person crowdfunding on Beam’s platform. 100% of donations go directly to the individual’s employment training so that they can make a better life for themselves.